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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, a post-township of Cayuga co., N.Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake, and contains the village of Aurora, which is about 16 miles S.S.W. of Auburn, It is intersected by the Cayuga Southern Railroad. P. 2257. "

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
J.B. Lippincott, 1895

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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 toward the west, its extreme east border being...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
    Maine
    October 14, 1826

  • 1836 - Ledyard
    LEDYARD, taken from Scipio, 30th January, 1823; distant from Albany 170, from Auburn, S. W. 16 miles; surface rolling; soil, clay loam, resting on...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    1848 Aurora, NY
  • 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

  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Morgan's Store, Aurora, NY. George W. Salisbury was a clerk there before the Civil War
  • 1859
    AURORA, a village in Cayuga co., New York, 170 m. W of Albany. Pop. 500.

    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge,...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town
  • 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 Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist ...Read MORE...


  • 1887 - Women on the Board
    The Board of Trustees of Wells Female College at Aurora, New York, yesterday voted that women should have representation in the Board, and Miss Helen ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
    Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater -...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 aid of electric lights. The introduction was...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York
  • News 1905 - Minister to Korea
    Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Birds Eye View, Looking Towards Well's College, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Main Street looking South, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Residence, A. M. Zabriskie, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Methodist Church, Ledyard, N.Y.
  • 1916
    Ledyard, a post-township (town and village) of Cayuga Co., N. Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake and about 16 miles SSW. of Auburn. Pop. in...Read MORE...




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