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Homer, New York, USA

Homer, Cortland, New York, USA

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.

The area was settled in 1791. The town of Homer was established when Onondaga County was formed in 1794. Cortland County was subsequently formed from Onondaga County.

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

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  • 1854 - Homer
    Homer, a post-township of Cortland co., N. Y., 80 miles S. from Syracuse. Pop., 8830.

    Homer, a post-village in the above town ship, is pleasantly ...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - Homer
    HOMER was formed March 5, 1794. Solon was taken off in 1798, Virgil in 1804 and Cortlandville in 1829. It lies upon the west border of the County, a l...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Homer
    Homer, a post-village of Homer township, Cortland co., N.Y., is finely situated in a valley on the Tioughninga River, and on the Syracuse, Binghamton ...Read MORE...


  • Homer, New York, USA
    David Harum Homestead, Homer, N.Y.

    "In one of those homes lived a colorful 19th century character, David Hannum. Hannum was a local banker who dabbled in horse trading, nurtured land deals and became embroiled with showman P. T. Barnum in the... Read MORE...

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    Town Hall
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    American Legion
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    The Baptist Church, Homer, N.Y.
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    Darby's Mill and Dam, on Tioughnioga River, Homer, N.Y., 1907
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    The Green, Homer, N.Y.
    Old Home Day, August 7, 1908
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    New Viaduct over Lackawanna R.R., Homer, N.Y.
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    Lackawanna R.R. Depot, Homer, N.Y.
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  • 1916
    Homer, a banking post-village of Homer township (town), Cortland co., N.Y., is finely situated in a valley on the Tioughnioga River and on .the Lackaw...Read MORE...


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    Phillips' Free Library, Homer, N.Y.
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    Calvary Episcopal Church
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    First Methodist Church
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    Homer, N.Y. Home for Aged Women
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    Congregational Church
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    St Margaret's Church
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David Harum Homestead, Homer, N.Y.

"In one of those homes lived a colorful 19th century character, David Hannum. Hannum was a local banker who dabbled in horse trading, nurtured land deals and became embroiled with showman P. T. Barnum in the... Read MORE...

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Homer, New York, USA
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Town Hall
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Homer, New York, USA
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American Legion
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Homer, New York, USA
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The Baptist Church, Homer, N.Y.
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Homer, New York, USA
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Darby's Mill and Dam, on Tioughnioga River, Homer, N.Y., 1907
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Homer, New York, USA
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The Green, Homer, N.Y.
Old Home Day, August 7, 1908
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Homer, New York, USA
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New Viaduct over Lackawanna R.R., Homer, N.Y.
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Homer, New York, USA
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Lackawanna R.R. Depot, Homer, N.Y.
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Homer, New York, USA
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Phillips' Free Library, Homer, N.Y.
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Homer, New York, USA
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Calvary Episcopal Church
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Homer, New York, USA
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First Methodist Church
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Homer, New York, USA
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Homer, N.Y. Home for Aged Women
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Homer, New York, USA
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Congregational Church
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Homer, New York, USA
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St Margaret's Church
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  • 1854 - Homer
    Homer, a post-township of Cortland co., N. Y., 80 miles S. from Syracuse. Pop., 8830.

    Homer, a post-village in the above town ship, is pleasantly ... Read MORE...

  • 1869 - Homer
    HOMER was formed March 5, 1794. Solon was taken off in 1798, Virgil in 1804 and Cortlandville in 1829. It lies upon the west border of the County, a... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Homer
    Homer, a post-village of Homer township, Cortland co., N.Y., is finely situated in a valley on the Tioughninga River, and on the Syracuse, Binghamton ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Homer, a banking post-village of Homer township (town), Cortland co., N.Y., is finely situated in a valley on the Tioughnioga River and on .the... Read MORE...

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