Cortland New York History

The only daily newspaper in Cortland County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The newspaper, known as the Cortlands County Standard, was founded in 1881 by Francis G. Kinney as a weekly newspaper.

I.M. Seaman came to Cortland and Madison counties in the 1840s and began business in 1843, and was then associated with L. Cudworth and his wife Mary, a sailor, from 1846. They had two sons, William and George, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary.

The latter came to Cortland from Oneida County in 1852 and bought Copeland and continued the business until 1878. The line was built between 1849 and 1851 and significantly reduced journey times, but also ran through the Lehigh Valley Line region. In 1854, the Syracuse-Binghamton Railroad was completed and the company became the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railroad. This company merged with Istaca - Cortlands RR to form the "Syracuse - BingHAMton Railway" (RR) and then to the New York and Syracuse Railroad (NY & S), which became the "Syracuse & Bing Hamtramck Railroad" in 1869.

When I saw this photo shared by the Cortland County Historical Society, I was struck by a mistake. Since Lake Champlain and the infamous General Arnold were near Cortlands County, it seemed like an odd choice of exhibit for a museum. In my opinion the two trucks were mixed and Mrs. Hyatt had donated the planks to the historical society.

I thought the Brockway plant was in New York City, and I drove there, only to find that Cortland was 300 miles away. I used to be at 157 Homer Avenue in Cortlands, NY, and thought it was one of the largest steel mills in the United States, but it is actually just a truck parking lot.

He was the state's first governor, and so Cortland County was founded and named after him on April 8, 1808. He was a member of New York's first legislative body, the State Assembly, in 1807, and its first lieutenant governor. And so Cortlands County was named after him and founded on March 9, 1789 by the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in New Jersey.

In 1853, Cortland was made a village, recharged in 1864 and incorporated in 1900 as the 41st city in New York. In 1868 it became the home of the Cortlands Normal School, which gradually developed into a four-year college. A complete overview of the history of SUNY Cort's landing will be presented at Cortland College. At the State University of New York, graduate programs in anthropology, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, political science, anthropology, and the history of science and technology have been added to the graduate program and research capacity of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Records can be found on the Cortland County Historical Society website and in the online database of the New York State Historical Commission. The landings in Cortlands of Cort, a comprehensive history of the city and its people, can be found online for free at FamilySearch.

Other genealogical and historical records that can be used for family history are those on the website of the Cortland County Historical Society and the online database of the New York State Historical Commission. New York City records may include selected military documents, census and other records. For more information about where Cortlands County records are kept, visit our Cortlands County Courthouse page.

This is a place where you can do your genealogical research and family history and have access to the genealogical threads of the Cortland County Historical Society for families living in the county.

Cortland has a large number of records of the various New York denominations and records that you can see in the records to learn about their history in Cortland.

The American County Histories collection contains a large number of records on the history of Cortland County, New York. The titles in the first seven sections are "Cortland History" and "New York County History."

The 76th New York Volunteer Infantry was one of the first infantry regiments of the US Army during the Civil War. This small exhibition, together with video and still photos, is a collection of photos and videos taken by the troops of the State of New York between 1917 and 1917. The 76th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment, a city employee from Cortland County, New York, kept records of his service in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. In the spring of 1863, with the help of a number of other local city employees and New York City district employees, the 75th fought a great battle against the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On that first day, he held the extreme rights of the Union lines and was also one of the "first" infantry regiments on the field, according to American County Histories.

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