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Hamilton, Madison, New York, USA

"Hamilton, a post-village of Madison co., N.Y., in Hamilton township, on the Ontario & Western Railroad, 29 miles S.S.W. of Utica, and 37 miles S.E. of Syracuse. It contains 5 churches, a national bank, 2 newspaper offices, and the Colgate Academy. Here is the Colgate University (Baptist), which was organized in 1832, and has 20 professors, about 160 students, and a library of 10,000 volumes. This place contains also the Hamilton Theological Seminary (Baptist). Pop. in 1880, 1638; in 1890, 1744; of the town ship, in 1880, 3912; in 1890, 3923."

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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  • In 1794, Samuel Payne moved southwest from Whitestone into the town of Hamilton, where he started a farm on the hill that is today’s location of Colgate University.

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  • In 1795, a year after his brother moved into the town of Hamilton, Elisha Payne did so as well.
    He and others from Whitestone and Connecticut moved to an unsettled area just north of his brother and that settlement grew to become today's village ...Read MORE...


  • 1806 - Payne's Settlement (Hamilton)
    By 1806 much of the land surrounding the settlement had been cleared and replaced by orchards and farms. Salt was the accepted form of currency in...Read MORE...


  • 1808 - The opening of the Skaneateles Turnpike, which connected the village (Payne's Settlement) to western New York.

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  • 1812 - Payne's Settlement obtained a charter incorporating the Village of Hamilton.

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  • 1817 - (Hamilton) The village's first newspaper, the Hamilton Recorder, was started in 1817.

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  • 1819 - (Hamilton) - Colgate University was founded in the village in 1819.

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  • 1836 - September 28 - The first of three early season snows brought four inches of snow to Hamilton, NY

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  • 1895 - (Hamilton) - "the great fire" destroyed much of the village.

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  • 1899 - Hamilton
    Hamilton was set off from Paris on March 5, 1795, and received its name in honor of Alexander Hamilton. It originally included Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 of ...Read MORE...


  • Hamilton, New York, USA
    Congregational Church
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    Colgate Inn. Hamilton, N. Y.
  • Hamilton, New York, USA
    Lebanon Street, Hamilton, N.Y.
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    Taylor Lake, Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y.
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    Taylor Hall and Colgate Academy, 1906
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    Park House and Bank
  • 1916
    Hamilton, a banking post-village of Madison co., N.Y., in Hamilton township (town), on the Chenango Canal and on the New York, Ontario and Western...Read MORE...




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