Latitude: 42.6006

Longitude: -76.1814

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Cortland, New York

The clickable maps and pictures below show information about Cortland, New York. Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 19,204. It is the county seat of Cortland County.

The City of Cortland, near the west border of the county, is surrounded by the Town of Cortlandville.

History

The city is within the former Central New York Military Tract. The city is named after Pierre Van Cortlandt the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.

Cortland, settled in 1791, was made a village in 1853 (rechartered in 1864), and was incorporated as a city in 1900 as the 41st city in the State of New York. When the county was formed in 1808, Cortland vied with other villages and won the status of becoming the county seat. The City of Cortland is the county seat of Cortland County. Known as the "Crown City" because of its location on a plain formed by the convergence of seven valleys, Cortland is situated about 1,130 feet (344 m) above sea level, making it the uppermost city to crown the state. Forty stars representing the 40 cities incorporated before Cortland circle the State of New York and Crown on the city's official seal. The seven points of the Crown create seven valleys depicting Cortland's seven surrounding valleys. The 41st star in the center of the Crown illustrates Cortland as the closest incorporated City to the geographic center of New York.

The leading industry in Cortland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was the Wickwire Brothers wire drawing mill, noted for its production of wire hardware cloth for use as window screens. The extent of their wealth is commemorated in a pair of magnificent mansions, the Victorian Chateauesque style home of Chester Wickwire is now the 1890 House Museum & Center For Victorian Arts while the 1912 home of Charles Wickwire is now called the SUNY Cortland Alumni House and is owned and operated by the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association. It is open to the public as well as being used by the Alumni Association to host College related events and house visiting dignitaries.

Cortland was also home to a pioneering truck maker, Brockway. Begun in 1875 as Brockway Carriage Works, it was taken over by Mack in 1956, and survived until 1977. The city continues to host an annual show of Brockway trucks.

Cortland also boasts a classic Octagon house.

In 1868 Cortland became the home of the Cortland Normal School, now the State University of New York at Cortland.

In 2006, Cortland's historic clock tower burned down. It was later re-built, with spaces for both businesses and apartment style housing.

Notable residents

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State University of New York at Cortland (0.77 km)

The State University of New York College at Cortland, also officially called SUNY Cortland or informally known as Cortland State, is a coeducational university located in Cortland, New York, United States. In each of the four years to 2010, SUNY Cortland was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and ranked by Kiplinger's among its 100 Best Values Among Public College and Universities.

WSUC-FM (0.81 km)

WSUC-FM (90.5 FM) is a college radio station broadcasting a variety format from the State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland). The station is owned and licensed by the State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, New York, USA. History WSUC-FM went on the air officially on November 29, 1976. Prior to becoming WSUC-FM, the university radio station broadcast in AM with the call sign WCSU. The station had expected to retain the WCSU call sign but the FCC's FM license application required 5 potential call sign choices.

Alumni Arena (SUNY Cortland) (1.79 km)

The Campus Center Hockey Arena is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose ice arena located in Cortland, New York on the campus of SUNY Cortland. The arena is also the home to the Cortland Red Dragons Men's and Women's ice hockey teams competing at the NCAA Division III level in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). As well as a men's club team competing at the ACHA Division I level in the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League, SUNY Cortland Figure Skating Club, intramural hockey, and broomball. And for recreation ice skating and figure skating.

Cortland County Airport (2.87 km)

Cortland County Airport, is located in Cortland, New York, United States. Facilities and Aircraft Cortland County Airport is situated two miles southwest of the central business district, and contains one runway. The runway, 6/24, is asphalt measuring 3400 x 75 ft (1036 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending September 10, 2009, the airport had 17155 aircraft operations, an average of 47 per day: 66% local general aviation, and 34% transient general aviation. At that time there were 38 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 5% helicopter.

Munsons Corners, New York (3.05 km)

Munsons Corners is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 2,728 at the 2010 census. Munsons Corners is a community in the Town of Cortlandville at the southwest city line of the City of Cortland. Geography Munsons Corners is located at (42.581271, -76.208178). According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of, of which, of it is land and 0.44% is water. The community is located near the junction of New York State Route 13 and New York State Route 281.

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