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Syracuse, New York

The clickable maps and pictures within this page illustrate material about Syracuse, New York. Syracuse (or) is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States. It is the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fifth most populous city in the state of New York. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170 (making it the 167th largest city in the country), and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex and, directly west of the city, the Empire Expo Center, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair. The city derives its name from Siracusa, a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.

The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is a home to Syracuse University, a major research university; the Upstate Medical University and Hospital, the city's largest employer; SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and other colleges and professional schools. In 2010 Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places to raise a family.


Salt and limestone

Around 399 million years ago, during the middle Devonian Period, the land now occupied by the city of Syracuse was south of the equator and covered by a salty sea. Eventually, the sea water evaporated leaving behind layers of halite and seashells which were eventually buried in the earth. From this prehistoric period, two products emerged as major resources in the 19th century; salt and limestone.

Many geological events occurred over the centuries which shaped the land. The most recent was the Great Ice Age which took place approximately 20,000 years ago. The last sheet of ice formed the Finger Lakes, the Adirondack Mountains, and Onondaga Lake, in addition to other land formations in Upstate New York.

Iroquois confederacy

The land around Onondaga Lake had been inhabited by Native Americans for 4,000 to 5,000 years. The Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy is composed of the Mohawks, the Senecas, the Onondagas, the Oneidas, and the Cayugas. Each nation's territory is located in what is now New York State. The Onondagas lived in the area around Onondaga Lake in Central New York.

By 1722, the Tuscarora people joined with the Iroquois and the confederacy then became known as the Six Nations.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse (0 km)

The Diocese of Syracuse is a Catholic diocese headquartered in Syracuse, New York, USA. The current bishop is the Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham. The Diocese of Syracuse includes 350,000 Catholics residing in seven counties of Central and South Central New York State. These are Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego. The diocese has 142 parishes, 11 missions and 3 devotional chapels. There are 3 Catholic Hospitals in the diocese. There are 5 diocesan Junior / Senior high schools and 23 diocesan elementary schools.

Oncenter War Memorial Arena (0.42 km)

The War Memorial at Oncenter, originally the Onondaga War Memorial, is a 6,159-seat multi-purpose arena in Downtown Syracuse, New York. It is part of the Oncenter Complex. Designed by Edgarton and Edgarton and built from 1949 through 1951, the structure is significant as an example of a World War I, World War II and Aroostook War commemorative and as "an early and sophisticated example of single-span thin-shell concrete roof construction". It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Syracuse, New York (0.62 km)

List of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Syracuse, New York This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in Syracuse, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts with known coordinates can be viewed in map form. There are 89 NRHP-listed properties and districts in the city of Syracuse. These include 17 business or public buildings, 13 historic districts, six churches, three school or university buildings, three parks, five apartment buildings and 41 houses.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University (0.72 km)

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University is a State University of New York university of health sciences in the University Hill district of Syracuse, New York, USA. SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer and graduate college with degree programs within the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, and the College of Graduate Studies. Its Syracuse campus includes University Hospital.

WRVD (0.78 km)

WRVD (90.3 FM) is a member-supported public radio station in Oswego, New York. Owned by the State University of New York at Oswego, the station simulcasts the programming of WRVO in Oswego, New York.

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WXTL is a classic rock station in Syracuse, New York branded as "The Rebel". It broadcasts on FM frequency 105.9 MHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. History For most of the 2000s, WLTI was branded as "Lite 105.9" or "Lite Rock 105.9" and had an adult contemporary music format that varied between "soft AC" (during the Lite years) and "hot AC" (during the later "Lite Rock" period).


WCNY-FM (Classic FM) is a public radio station in Syracuse, New York that plays classical music and is a National Public Radio member station. The station broadcasts oldies from the 1950s and 1960s on its second HD Radio subchannel and (as of December 2010) Christmas jazz on a third channel. The programming is broadcast on three stations: WCNY-FM 91.3 Syracuse WUNY 89.5 Utica WJNY 90.9 Watertown WCNY-FM is co-owned with WCNY-TV.


WSEN is the call sign of a pair of radio stations serving the Syracuse, New York metropolitan area. The two stations simulcast each other for much of the 2000s, but as of 2011, the FM station carries a classic hits format focusing on the 1980s and 1990s, while the AM station carries oldies stretching from the 1950s through the 1970s. The WSEN-AM/FM combo is licensed to the Syracuse suburb of Baldwinsville, where the stations' transmitters are also located. The two stations broadcast on the FM dial at 92.1 Megahertz, and on the AM dial at 1050 kilohertz.


WOLF (1490 AM) and WWLF (1340 AM) are two radio stations for Syracuse, New York (WOLF) and Auburn, New York (WWLF). The stations are 51% owned by Craig Fox, who also owns several other radio and low-power TV stations in New York state. WOLF and WWLF are affiliated with Radio Disney. History WOLF first signed on in Syracuse shortly before World War II. Like all local-channel AMs, it was initially limited to only 250 watts of power.

Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College, named after Simon Le Moyne, is a private Jesuit college in Syracuse, New York enrolling over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1946, Le Moyne is the first Jesuit college to be founded as a co-educational institution. The College is the second-youngest of the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, and is the only comprehensive Catholic college in Central New York.

Faith Heritage School

Faith Heritage School is a private, non-denominational Christian, K-12 school in Syracuse, New York that was established in 1972. As of the 2003-2004 school year, its total enrollment was 557, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14.3, according to NCES figures provided by the United States Department of Education.
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