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"Cortland, a post-village, capital of Cortland co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Tioughnioga River, and on the Syracuse, Binghamton & New York Railroad, and the Elmira, Cortland & Northern Railroad, 37 miles S. of Syracuse, and 43 miles N.N.W. of Binghamton. It contains 9 churches, 3 national banks, a savings-bank, an academy, a state normal and training school, 3 newspaper offices, stove works, wire-drawing and wire-weaving works, furniture and cabinet-works, a scale-factory, railroad repair-shops, a box-, loop-, and harness-factory, an omnibus-factory, a corset-factory, a desk-factory, a forging-factory, and wagon and buggy-works. Pop, in 1880, 4050; in 1890, 8590."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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June 1898

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  • 1869 - Cortlandville
    CORTLANDVILLE was formed from Homer, April 11, 1829, and embraces the south half of the original township of Homer arid a small portion of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - IN A SHEET OF FLAMES. Mrs. Mary Bassett, 80 Years Old, Horribly Burned. DISCOVERED BY A NEIGHBOR.
    John P Murray Went to Her Assistance - It is Thought That a Lamp Must Have Exploded and Set Her Clothing on Fire - Taken to the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cortland, a city, capital of Cortland co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Tioughnioga River and on the Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - MAN FALLS FROM TOP OF CHIMNEY; IS KILLED
    CORTLAND, N.Y., June 2. - (By Associated Press) Joseph Foley of Lackawanna, fell from the top of a chimney to the roof of St. Mary's church, sixty... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - CIRCUS LION ATTACKS TRAINER AT CORTLAND
    CORTLAND, (AP). - The lion tamer with the James M. Cole circus was attacked last night during his act by one of his lions.

    The tamer, Eugene... Read MORE...

  • February 4, 1961 - The third great snowstorm of the winter season struck the northeastern U.S. Cortland NY received 40 inches of snow.
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