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Homer, New York, USA

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Where is Homer, New York, USA? 

Homer is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The name is from the Greek poet Homer.

The Town of Homer contains a village called Homer. The town is situated on the west border of Cortland County, immediately north of the City of Cortland.

The region was part of the Central New York Military Tract used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. "Homer" was the name of one of the townships in the Military Tract, this name being assigned by a town clerk.

This region was settled in 1791.

The Town of Homer was established when Onondaga County was formed in 1794. It is within Cortland County, New York which was formed from Onondaga County.

In 1835, the Village of Homer set itself off from the town by incorporation.Wikipedia


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Homer, New York, USA - David Harum Homestead, Homer, N.Y.
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1869 - Homer
HOMER was formed March 5, 1794. Solon was taken off in 1798, Virgil in 1804 and Cortlandville in...Read MORE...

1916
Homer, a banking post-village of Homer township (town), Cortland co., N.Y., is finely situated in a ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Jeffery
flag  Edward Payson JEFFERY (23 November 1849, Homer, New York, USA - 22 January 1938, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Salisbury
flag  Artemus SALISBURY (10 November 1812, Homer, New York, USA - 1887, )
flag  Stephen Fiske SALISBURY (23 March 1815, Homer, New York, USA - 20 February 1892, Homer, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Baker
flag  Lydia BAKER (8 January 1758, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 1 May 1824, Homer, New York, USA) gravestone

Salisbury
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Benjamin SALISBURY (27 February 1756, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 23 January 1842, Homer, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Thomas SALISBURY (abt. 1760, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA - aft. 1830, Homer, New York, USA)

SALISBURY
flag  Stephen Fiske SALISBURY (23 March 1815, Homer, New York, USA - 20 February 1892, Homer, New York, USA) gravestone
 

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