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Cortland, New York, USA

Settled in 1791 and named for a prominent New York family, it is located in one of the state’s richest farming areas. Manufactures include marine equipment, asphalt, machine tools, electronic equipment, filters, and plastic products.

The area was part of a military reservation for veterans of the American Revolution. Settlement grew rapidly in the early 19th century, and industrial development was boosted with the coming of the railroad in the 1850s.

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  • 1854 - Cortland Village / Cortlandville
    Cortland Village, a post-village in Cortlandville township, capital of Cortland county, New York, on the Tioughnioga river, 1 13 miles W. by S. from...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • Cortland, New York, USA
    Main St. looking North
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Cortland
    Cortland, a post-village, capital of Cortland co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Tioughnioga River, and on the Syracuse, Binghamton & New York...Read MORE...


  • Cortland, New York, USA
    Home Laundry Bucket $1

    Home Laundry Bucket Co., Cortland, N.Y.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898
    Advertisement
  • Cortland, New York, USA
    Old Stone Bridge, Clinton Avenue, Cortland, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • Cortland, New York, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • 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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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Cortland, New York, USA


Cortland, New York, USA
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Main St. looking North
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Cortland, New York, USA
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Home Laundry Bucket $1

Home Laundry Bucket Co., Cortland, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Advertisement

Cortland, New York, USA
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Old Stone Bridge, Clinton Avenue, Cortland, N.Y.
Postcard

Cortland, New York, USA
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High School
Postcard


History, News and Stories of Cortland, New York, USA

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  • 1854 - Cortland Village / Cortlandville
    Cortland Village, a post-village in Cortlandville township, capital of Cortland county, New York, on the Tioughnioga river, 1 13 miles W. by S. from... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1895 - Cortland
    Cortland, a post-village, capital of Cortland co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Tioughnioga River, and on the Syracuse, Binghamton & New York... 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

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