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Ledyard, New York

The maps and pictures further below present facts about Ledyard, New York. Ledyard is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,886 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is from General Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler.

The Town of Ledyard is on the western edge of the county and is southwest of Auburn, New York.

Wells College, founded as a college for women, is in the village of Aurora.

History

The south part of Ledyard was in the Central New York Military Tract, and the northern part was a reservation designated for the Cayuga tribe. The first settlers arrived around 1789.

The Town of Ledyard was founded in 1823 from part of the Town of Scipio.

The North Street Friends Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Rose Marie Belforti, Ledyard's town clerk, refused in 2011 to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, claiming to do so would violate her "freedom of religion", instead delegating the ministerial task to a deputy. She was re-elected in November of that year.

Famous residents

Henry Wells, founder of Wells-Fargo and American Express, was from Aurora.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (25.28%) is water.

The town is on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the Finger Lakes District.

The west town line is the border of Seneca County.

New York State Route 34B and New York State Route 90 are north-south highways in Ledyard.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,832 people, 608 households, and 423 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.4 people per square mile (19.5/km²). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 24.4 per square mile (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.96% White, 0.71% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 608 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 21.3% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 71.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.2 males.

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Aurora, Cayuga County, New York (2.73 km)

Aurora is a village and college town in Cayuga County, in the Town of Ledyard, north of Ithaca, New York, United States. The village had a population of 724 at the 2010 census, of which more than 400 were college students. In 1980, its Aurora Village-Wells College Historic District, with more than 50 contributing properties, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Poplar Ridge, New York (4.58 km)

Poplar Ridge, New York is a hamlet in Cayuga County, New York. It holds the Jethro Wood House, a National Historic Landmark.The Vernon Center Green Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Cayuga Lake (8.41 km)

Cayuga Lake (or)  is the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area (marginally smaller than Seneca Lake) and second largest in volume. It is just under 40 miles (64 km) long. Its average width is 1.7 miles (2.7 km), and it is at its widest point near Aurora. It is approximately at its deepest point. Location The city of Ithaca, New York, site of Ithaca College and Cornell University, is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake.

Goiogouen (8.68 km)

Goiogouen (also spelled Gayagaanhe and known as Cayuga Castle), was a major village of the Cayuga nation of Iroquois Indians in west-central New York State. It was located on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake on the north side of the Great Gully Brook, about south of the large 17th-century Cayuga town of Tiohero; and approximately along the southern line of the modern-day township of Springport, New York.

Union Springs, New York (9.88 km)

Union Springs is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was at 1,197 people at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the mineral springs near the village. The Village of Union Springs is in western part of the Town of Springport and is southwest of Auburn, New York. History The village is south of the former Cayuga tribe village of Gwau-gwah (Cayuga Castle), which became a Jesuit Mission. The native village was a target of the Sullivan Expedition of 1779.

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