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Hamilton, Madison, New York, USA
Hamilton is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The town is named after American patriot Alexander Hamilton.

The Town of Hamilton contains a village also named Hamilton, the site of Colgate University. The village is on the county's border.

The location was formerly called Payne's Corners. The Town of Hamilton was established in 1795, before the county was formed, from the Town of Paris in Oneida County, New York. The original town was reduced to create new towns in the county.Wikipedia



Hamilton, New York, USA

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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...Read MORE...

1806 - Payne's Settlement (Hamilton)
By 1806 much of the land surrounding the settlement had been cleared and replaced by orchards and...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...Read MORE...

1916
Hamilton, a banking post-village of Madison co., N.Y., in Hamilton township (town), on the Chenango ...Read MORE...


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