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Wilna, New York, USA

The town was first settled around 1798 at the location of the future Carthage village. The town of Wilna was officially established in 1813 from part of the town of Le Ray and part of the Lewis County town of Leyden.

The origin of the name of the town is obscure, although it is alleged to be named after the German spelling of Vilnius, in commemoration of the French occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania in 1812.

The northern half of the town's area is within the Fort Drum Military Reservation.

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  • 1854 - Wilna
    Wilna, a post-township of Jefferson co., New York, about 160 miles N. W. from Albany. It is drained by Black River and contains the village of...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - Wilna
    Previous to 1813 the territory now comprising Wilna formed a part of the older towns of Le Ray and Leyden, and it also formed a part of the vast...Read MORE...


  • Wilna, New York, USA
    Island Paper Co. Mill
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  • 1906
    Wilna, a village and township (town) of Jefferson CO., N.Y. The post-office is Carthage. Pop. of the town in 1900 (including Carthage), 5172.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Wilna, New York, USA
    State Street
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  • Wilna, New York, USA
    Public School
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  • News 1931 - Eight Killed in Two Auto Mishaps
    Carthage, N. Y., April 27 (AP). - St. Regis Canal, at "Skinny" Bridge three miles west of here, was being drained today in an effort to recover the...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Wilna
    Wilna, a post-township of Jefferson co., New York, about 160 miles N. W. from Albany. It is drained by Black River and contains the village of... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - Wilna
    Previous to 1813 the territory now comprising Wilna formed a part of the older towns of Le Ray and Leyden, and it also formed a part of the vast... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Wilna, a village and township (town) of Jefferson CO., N.Y. The post-office is Carthage. Pop. of the town in 1900 (including Carthage), 5172.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1931 - Eight Killed in Two Auto Mishaps
    Carthage, N. Y., April 27 (AP). - St. Regis Canal, at "Skinny" Bridge three miles west of here, was being drained today in an effort to recover the... Read MORE...

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