The clickable images and pictures on this page illustrate facts related to Scott, New York. Scott is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,176 at the 2010 census. The town was named after General Winfield Scott. The Town of Scott is on the north border of Cortland County and is northwest of the City of Cortland.
Scott is within the former Central New York Military Tract. The first settler arrived around 1799.
The town was formed in 1815 from the Town of Preble.
The 1865 population of the town was 1,149.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it is water. The total area is 0.67% water.
The west town line is the border of Cayuga County, and the north town line is the border of Onondaga County. New York State Route 41 is a north-south highway in Scott.
The south end of Skaneateles Lake, one of the Finger Lakes is in the northwest part of the town. Grout Brook, a noted trout-fishing stream, flows into the lake from the town. Here the hamlet of Fair Haven in the Town of Scott, together with adjoining Glen Haven in the Town of Niles, New York and Spafford Landing, in the Town of Spafford, New York, comprise a magnificently scenic destination for visitors as well as attractive community for residents. Lodging and dining facilities are available, together with docking and a marina (below).
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,193 people, 417 households, and 321 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.32% White, 0.08% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.
There were 417 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.
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South Spafford, New York (5.68 km) Now merely a few buildings, South Spafford retains an old church, no longer in service for that purpose. The final pastor was Rev R. Bob Teachout. The last service was held in Oct 1996 The place is most notable for its scenic situation in the high, remote Coldbrook Valley of the Town of Spafford.
Preble, New York (7.88 km) Preble is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,393 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Commodore Edward Preble, a naval hero. The Town of Preble is on the north border of Cortland County and is north of the City of Cortland. History Preble is within the former Central New York Military Tract. The town was first settled around 1796. The Town of Preble was organized in 1808, the year Cortland County was formed, from the Town of Tully (now in Onondaga County). Preble was one of the original towns of the county, when it was formed.
Sempronius, New York (8.18 km) Sempronius is a town in Cayuga County, New York, USA. The population was 895 at the 2010 census. The town was named after a Roman military and political leader by a clerk interested in the classics. The Town of Sempronius is in the southeast border of the county, southeast of Auburn, New York. History Sempronius was part of the Central New York Military Tract. The first settler arrived around 1793. Sempronius became a town in 1799, but its area was later reduced by the formation of newer towns: Marcellus (Onondaga County) in 1804, Moravia and Niles in 1833.
Summerhill, New York (10.28 km) Summerhill is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,217 at the 2010 census. The current town name is that of a location in Ireland. The Town of Summerhill is in the southeast corner of the county and is northeast of Ithaca, New York. History Prior to the American Revolution, this area was part of the territory of the Onondaga (tribe). Afterwards, Summerhill was part of the Central New York Military Tract, land reserved for veterans. The first settler arrived around 1797.
Homer (village), New York (10.67 km)Homer is a village in Cortland County, New York, USA. The population was 3,291 at the 2010 census. The village name is derived from the surrounding town, which was named after the poet Homer. The Village of Homer lies mostly within the Town of Homer except for a small section on the south side which is in the Town of Cortlandville. Homer is north of the City of Cortland. History Homer is in the former Central New York Military Tract and was within a Military Tract township which was assigned the name "Homer" by a clerk.
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