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Cazenovia (village), New York

Cazenovia, New York
Downtown Cazenovia in Winter 2008
Downtown Cazenovia in Winter 2008
Cazenovia, New York is located in New York
Cazenovia, New York
Location within the state of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Madison
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,835
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13035
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-13145
GNIS feature ID 0946090

Cazenovia is a village located in the Town of Cazenovia in Madison County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village had a population of 2,835. The village lies on the southeast shore of Cazenovia Lake, which is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) long and .5 miles across. The village is located on US Route 20 and is home to Cazenovia College.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Daguerreotype made by Ezra Greenleaf Weld at the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law Convention in Grace Wilson's apple orchard on Sullivan Street.

Cazenovia was established in 1794 by John Lincklaen, a young Dutch naval officer who purchased the town under the auspices of the Holland Land Company. Some of the first buildings established in Cazenovia were what is now the Presbyterian Church and the company store. The town is named after Theophilus Cazenove, an agent with the land company.

The village was incorporated in 1810 and was the first county seat (until 1817). Many of the village's historic buildings are encompassed by the Albany Street Historic District and Cazenovia Village Historic District.[1][2] Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Lehigh Valley Railroad Depot.[3]

To be included in the historic sites in Cazenovia,

  • Village of Cazenovia Web Site
  • Cazenovia Republican - Weekly Newspaper
  • Cazenovia History links
  • Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce
  • Cazenovia Pilot - News and Information Blog

External links

  1. ^ Ellen Miller (June 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Albany Street Historic District".  
  2. ^ Nancy Todd (August 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Cazenovia Village Historic District".  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  4. ^
  5. ^ Robert A. Baker (February 4, 2005). "Cazenovia convention: A meeting of minds to abolish slavery".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  


The median income for a household in the village was $43,611, and the median income for a family was $61,750. Males had a median income of $45,662 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,424. About 2.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 26.1% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.9 males.

There were 943 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.93.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,614 people, 943 households, and 522 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,660.3 people per square mile (642.8/km²). There were 1,031 housing units at an average density of 654.8 per square mile (253.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.37% White, 2.41% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.04%, 0.27% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population.


In 2005, the Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team won the school's first state title, sending the team to the national competition in Chicago. The team retained its state title the following four years, traveling to national competitions in San Antonio, Texas in 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii in 2007, Anaheim, California in 2008, and Memphis, Tennessee in 2009.

In 1850 Cazenovia was the site of a famous convention organized by abolitionist Gerrit Smith and chaired by former slave Frederick Douglass to protest the proposed Fugitive Slave Act. [5]

Lincklaen House - 170 years of excellence. Featured in Antil novels - The Pompey Hollow Book Club series [4]

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