The maps and aerial photographs within this page present information related to Summerhill, New York. 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.
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.
The town was founded in 1831 from the Town of Locke originally as the "Town of Plato," but the name was changed to Summerhill in 1832 to avoid conflict with the name of another location.
Much of the town was re-forested by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
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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 (0.42%) is water.
The south town line is the border of Tompkins County and the east town line is the border of Cortland County.
New York State Route 90 is an east-west highway in south of Summerhill. New York State Route 41A crosses the northeast part of the town.
Adjacent towns and areas
The Town of Sempronius is to the north and the Town of Locke is to the west. The Town of Groton in Tompkins County is on the south and the Town of Homer in Cortland County is on the east.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,098 people, 393 households, and 304 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.4 people per square mile (16.4/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 17.9 per square mile (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 393 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.06.
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Sempronius, New York (8.16 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.
Groton (village), New York (9 km) Groton is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 2,363 at the 2010 census. The Village of Groton is near the center of the Town of Groton and is northeast of Ithaca and west of Cortland. History The village lies within the former Central New York Military Tract and was first settled by outsiders around 1795. Before then, the only purpose of the land surrounding Groton was to host the winding trails of the native Americans that once lived in central New York.
Groton (town), New York (9.41 km)Groton is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 5,950 at the 2010 census. The name is taken from Groton, Connecticut. The Town of Groton contains a village, also called Groton. The town is in the northeast corner of the county and is northeast of Ithaca. As well as a village, the Town of Groton also includes a former school, Groton High School, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. History Groton New York History Groton was in the former Central New York Military Tract.
Locke, New York (9.44 km) Locke is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,951 at the 2010 census. The town was named after John Locke, an English philosopher and is the birthplace of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States. The Town of Locke is on the south border of Cayuga County and is southeast of Auburn, New York. History Locke was in the Central New York Military Tract, used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. The first settlers arrived in 1790.
Cortland West, New York (10.12 km) Cortland West is a census-designated place and region in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,356 at the 2010 census. The area known as Cortland West is in the Town of Cortlandville and derives its name from the City of Cortland. Geography Cortland West is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of, all land. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 1,345 people, 491 households, and 400 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 258.3 per square mile (99.7/km2).
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