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Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, USA (Aurora)

Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 30th,1823, and derives its name from Gen. Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler in the town.He was an agent and clerk for the apportionment of lands in the Military Tract. The Town of Ledyard lies upon the east shore of Cayuga Lake, which forms its western boundary, south of the center of the County. Its length from north to south is ten miles, and mean width, about five miles. Ledyard is bounded on the north by Springport, from which it is separated about five-sixths of the distance by Great Gully Brook, on the east by Scipio and Venice, and on the South by Genoa.

The surface of the land is beautifully diversified, its landscapes, however, present less of the grand and sublime nature, than of its quiet beauty. The land inclines towards the lake, from which it slopes upward, generally by gentle, but occasionally by steep gradations, until it attains an elevation of 500-600 feet above the lakes level, a little east of the east border. It is difficult to conceive of a more charming prospect than are disclosed by the successive approaches to this summit ridge. The streams are small and rapid, the principal streams being Great Gully, on the north border, and Paines Creek in the south. They flow through a deep, narrow ravine worn in the shale rock.

(Elliot G. Stork's History of Cayuga County-1789-1879) The Village of Aurora is located in the center of the town on the western shore. It is the home of Wells College. The Town of Ledyard is the home of several small industries along the rural Route 90. MacKenzieChilds, LTD., the Aurora Shoe Factory, Kron Lume Gift Outlet, Long Point Winery, Ltd., and Peach Town.

Ledyard is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The name of the town is from General Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler. The Town of Ledyard is on the western edge of the county and is southwest of Auburn, New York. Wells College, founded as a college for women, is in the village of Aurora.

The south part of Ledyard was in the Central New York Military Tract, and the northern part was a reservation designated for the Cayuga tribe. The first settlers arrived around 1789.

The Town of Ledyard was founded in 1823 from part of the Town of Scipio.

Communities and locations in Ledyard include:
Aurora, Barbers Corners, Black Rock, Chapel Corners, Cooneys Corners, Ellis Point, Ledyard, Levanna, Long Point State Park, Prospect Corners, Stony Point, Turney Corners, and Willets.


The picturesque village of Aurora is nestled on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. and aurora.htm

Aurora is a village and college town in Cayuga County, in the Town of Ledyard, north of Ithaca, New York, United States.

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

1848 Aurora, NY

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Morgan's Store, Aurora, NY. George W. Salisbury was a clerk there before the Civil War

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York

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1823 - Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 20, 1823, and was named after Benjamin Ledyard, agent and clerk for the apportionment of lands in the Military Tract.
It lies on the east bank of Cayuga Lake southwest of the center of the county. The surface inclines ...Read MORE...

News  1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

American Advocate
October 14, 1826
1836 - Ledyard
LEDYARD, taken from Scipio, 30th January, 1823; distant from Albany 170, from Auburn, S. W. 16...Read MORE...

News  1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
May 21, 1851
AURORA, a village in Cayuga co., New York, 170 m. W of Albany. Pop. 500.

A Gazetteer of the...

Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success
The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a...Read MORE...

1887 - Women on the Board
The Board of Trustees of Wells Female College at Aurora, New York, yesterday voted that women...Read MORE...

Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female...Read MORE...

News  Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.

Union Springs Advertiser
Union Springs, New York
Thursday, February 2, 1893
Thursday, Nov, 7, 1895 - A Call At Aurora
Aurora is not content at being "Goddess of the Morning," but, has included the evening, too, by the ...Read MORE...

News  1905 - Minister to Korea
Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning...Read MORE...

Ledyard, a post-township (town and village) of Cayuga Co., N. Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga...Read MORE...

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