Cazenovia (town), New York

Cazenovia is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 6,481 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Theophilus Cazenove, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Cazenovia has a village also named Cazenovia. The town is on the west border of the county.


The Town of Cazenovia was established in 1793 by the Towns of Whitestown, New York and Paris, New York (both in Oneida County, New York, before the creation of Madison County. Subsequently, other town in the county were formed from partitions of its territory. Cazenovia was part of a region called "The Gore," based on a surveying error.

It was founded by John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company, and was named after Theophilus Cazenove, Lincklaen's boss.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.7 square miles (134.0 km²), of which, 49.9 square miles (129.2 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it (3.54%) is water. The Town contains Cazenovia Lake.

The west town line is the border of Onondaga County.

New York State Route 20, also known as Albany Street, crosses the town.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,481 people, 2,353 households, and 1,658 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.9 people per square mile (50.2/km²). There were 2,567 housing units at an average density of 51.5/sq mi (19.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.26% White, 5.01% Pacific Islander, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 2,353 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,232, and the median income for a family was $73,590. Males had a median income of $50,556 versus $31,613 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,957. About 2.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Cazenovia

*Atwell Corners -- A location on the west town line.
*Abell Corners -- A location at Ballina and Stone Quarry Roads near the east town line.
*Ballina -- A location south of Cazenovia village.
*Cazenovia -- The Village of Cazenovia.
*Cazenovia College -- The college is in Cazenovia Village.
*Cazenovia Lake -- A lake in the north part of the town.
*Delphi Station -- A location in the center of the town.
*New Woodstock -- A hamlet in the south part of the town at the convergence of Routes NY-13, 52, 65 and NY-80.
*North Cazenovia -- A hamlet by the north town line east of the lake.
*Perkins Corner -- A location on Route 13 by the west town line.
*Rippleton -- A hamlet south of Cazenovia village on Route 13.
*Union -- A location near the west town line and north of West Woodstock.
*West Woodstock -- A hamlet in the southwest part of the town

Notable residents

*Charles Stebbins, (1789-1873), Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1829, is buried here at Evergreen Cemetery.
*Edward Phelps Allis, (1824-1889), grandfather of William Allis, was born in Cazenovia, was a businessman whose company had the largest industrial plant in the Midwest, later to become part of Allis-Chalmers, and an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Wisconsin cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]
*Beezie Madden, Olympic Equestrian Gold Medalist


External links

* [ Town of Cazenovia, NY]
* [ Village of Cazenovia, NY]
* [ Cazenovia NY Central Schools]
* [ Cazenovia NY Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Cazenovia College]
* [ Early history of Cazenovia]

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