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Cazenovia
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Coordinates: 42°55′53″N 75°51′09″W / 42.9315°N 75.8526°W / 42.9315; -75.8526Coordinates: 42°55′53″N 75°51′09″W / 42.9315°N 75.8526°W / 42.9315; -75.8526
Country United States
State New York
County Madison
Area
 • Total 51.79 sq mi (134.14 km2)
 • Land 49.94 sq mi (129.35 km2)
 • Water 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,086
 • Estimate 
(2016)
7,012
 • Density 140.40/sq mi (54.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-053-13156

Cazenovia is a town in Madison County, New York. The population was 7,086 at the time of the 2010 census. The town is named after Theophilus Cazenove, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Cazenovia has a village also named Cazenovia. The town is on the county's western border.

The village of Cazenovia is home to Cazenovia College, a small liberal arts college in the greater Syracuse area. It was founded in 1824, known then as the Genesee Seminary.

History

The Town of Cazenovia was established in 1793 by the Towns of Whitestown and Paris (both in Oneida County) before the creation of Madison County. Subsequently, other towns in the county were formed from partitions of its territory. Cazenovia was part of a region called "The Gore," based on a surveying error.

It was founded by John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company, and was named after Theophilus Cazenove, Lincklaen's boss.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.7 square miles (134.0 km²), with 49.9 square miles (129.2 km²) of land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of (3.54%) water. The Town contains Cazenovia Lake.

The west town line is the border of Onondaga County.

U.S. Route 20, also known as Albany Street, crosses the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 3,909
1830 4,344 11.1%
1840 4,153 −4.4%
1850 4,812 15.9%
1860 4,343 −9.7%
1870 4,265 −1.8%
1880 4,363 2.3%
1890 4,182 −4.1%
1900 3,830 −8.4%
1910 3,687 −3.7%
1920 3,343 −9.3%
1930 3,504 4.8%
1940 3,424 −2.3%
1950 3,969 15.9%
1960 4,968 25.2%
1970 6,092 22.6%
1980 5,880 −3.5%
1990 6,514 10.8%
2000 6,481 −0.5%
2010 7,086 9.3%
2016 (est.) 7,012 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,481 people, 2,353 households, and 1,658 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.9 people per square mile (50.2/km2). There were 2,567 housing units at an average density of 51.5 per square mile (19.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.25% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 2,353 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,232, and the median income for a family was $73,590. Males had a median income of $50,556 versus $31,613 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,957. About 2.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

National Register of Historic Places

The following sites and historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Abell Farmhouse and Barn
November 2, 1987
(#87001860)
Ballina Rd.
42°54′11″N 75°49′31″W / 42.903056°N 75.825278°W / 42.903056; -75.825278 (Abell Farmhouse and Barn)
Cazenovia
2 Annas Farmhouse
February 18, 1988
(#87001861)
4812 Ridge Rd.
42°57′25″N 75°51′20″W / 42.956944°N 75.855556°W / 42.956944; -75.855556 (Annas Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
3 Beckwith Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001862)
4652 Syracuse Rd.
42°56′51″N 75°53′07″W / 42.9475°N 75.885278°W / 42.9475; -75.885278 (Beckwith Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
4 Cedar Cove
July 15, 1991
(#91000867)
W side of E. Lake Rd.
42°57′00″N 75°51′49″W / 42.95°N 75.863611°W / 42.95; -75.863611 (Cedar Cove)
Cazenovia
5 Chappell Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001864)
Ridge Rd.
42°56′52″N 75°51′23″W / 42.947778°N 75.856389°W / 42.947778; -75.856389 (Chappell Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
6 Cobblestone House
November 2, 1987
(#87001865)
Syracuse Rd.
42°56′35″N 75°52′59″W / 42.943056°N 75.883056°W / 42.943056; -75.883056 (Cobblestone House)
Cazenovia
7 Zephnia Comstock Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001866)
2363 Nelson St.
42°55′30″N 75°50′19″W / 42.925°N 75.838611°W / 42.925; -75.838611 (Zephnia Comstock Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
8 Crandall Farm Complex
November 2, 1987
(#87001867)
2430 Ballina Rd.
42°53′35″N 75°50′13″W / 42.893056°N 75.836944°W / 42.893056; -75.836944 (Crandall Farm Complex)
Cazenovia
9 Evergreen Acres
November 2, 1987
(#87001868)
Syracuse Rd.
42°55′38″N 75°52′38″W / 42.927222°N 75.877222°W / 42.927222; -75.877222 (Evergreen Acres)
Cazenovia
10 Hillcrest
July 15, 1991
(#91000869)
Ridge Rd. S of Hoffman
42°56′20″N 75°51′27″W / 42.938889°N 75.8575°W / 42.938889; -75.8575 (Hillcrest)
Cazenovia
11 Lorenzo
Lorenzo
February 18, 1971
(#71000541)
Ledyard St. (U.S. 20)
42°55′23″N 75°51′56″W / 42.923056°N 75.865556°W / 42.923056; -75.865556 (Lorenzo)
Cazenovia
12 The Maples
November 2, 1987
(#87001876)
2420 Nelson Rd.
42°55′19″N 75°50′08″W / 42.921944°N 75.835556°W / 42.921944; -75.835556 (The Maples)
Cazenovia
13 Meadows Farm Complex
November 2, 1987
(#87001869)
Rippleton Rd.
42°55′01″N 75°51′40″W / 42.916944°N 75.861111°W / 42.916944; -75.861111 (Meadows Farm Complex)
Cazenovia
14 Middle Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001870)
4875 W. Lake Rd.
42°57′29″N 75°52′58″W / 42.958056°N 75.882778°W / 42.958056; -75.882778 (Middle Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
15 Niles Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001871)
Rippleton Rd.
42°54′45″N 75°52′08″W / 42.9125°N 75.868889°W / 42.9125; -75.868889 (Niles Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
16 Notleymere
July 15, 1991
(#91000868)
4641 E. Lake Rd.
42°56′52″N 75°51′47″W / 42.947778°N 75.863056°W / 42.947778; -75.863056 (Notleymere)
Cazenovia
17 Old Trees
July 15, 1991
(#91000865)
W side of Rippleton Rd.
42°54′59″N 75°52′35″W / 42.916389°N 75.876389°W / 42.916389; -75.876389 (Old Trees)
Cazenovia
18 Ormonde
July 15, 1991
(#91000866)
Between E. Lake Rd. and Ormonde Dr.
42°57′20″N 75°51′41″W / 42.955556°N 75.861389°W / 42.955556; -75.861389 (Ormonde)
Cazenovia
19 Parker Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001872)
3981 East Rd.
42°54′58″N 75°51′04″W / 42.916111°N 75.851111°W / 42.916111; -75.851111 (Parker Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
20 Rippleton Schoolhouse
August 6, 1998
(#98000996)
Rippleton Rd., 15 mi. SE of Syracuse
42°55′16″N 75°51′46″W / 42.921111°N 75.862778°W / 42.921111; -75.862778 (Rippleton Schoolhouse)
Cazenovia
21 Rolling Ridge Farm
November 2, 1987
(#87001873)
3937 Number Nine Rd.
42°54′46″N 75°50′45″W / 42.912778°N 75.845833°W / 42.912778; -75.845833 (Rolling Ridge Farm)
Cazenovia
22 Shattuck House
July 15, 1991
(#91000873)
W. Lake Rd.
42°58′16″N 75°53′04″W / 42.971111°N 75.884444°W / 42.971111; -75.884444 (Shattuck House)
Cazenovia
23 Sweetland Farmhouse
November 2, 1987
(#87001874)
Number Nine Rd.
42°54′52″N 75°50′44″W / 42.914444°N 75.845556°W / 42.914444; -75.845556 (Sweetland Farmhouse)
Cazenovia
24 Tall Pines
November 2, 1987
(#87001875)
Ridge Rd.
42°57′03″N 75°51′23″W / 42.950833°N 75.856389°W / 42.950833; -75.856389 (Tall Pines)
Cazenovia
25 The Hickories
July 15, 1991
(#91000870)
47 Forman St.
42°56′04″N 75°51′37″W / 42.934444°N 75.860278°W / 42.934444; -75.860278 (The Hickories)
Cazenovia
26 Upenough
July 15, 1991
(#91000871)
Rippleton St.
42°54′12″N 75°52′34″W / 42.903333°N 75.876111°W / 42.903333; -75.876111 (Upenough)
Cazenovia
27 York Lodge
July 15, 1991
(#91000872)
4448 E. Lake Rd.
42°56′21″N 75°51′29″W / 42.939167°N 75.858056°W / 42.939167; -75.858056 (York Lodge)
Cazenovia

Economy

  • Caz Equipment Company has its headquarters in Cazenovia.
  • GHD Group also has one of its headquarters in Cazenovia.
  • Marquardt Group also has one of its headquarters in Cazenovia.

Notable people

  • Edward P. Allis (1824–1889), businessman and unsuccessful candidate for governor of Wisconsin
  • Edward Griffin Beckwith (1818–1881), soldier and explorer
  • Anne Burrell (born 1969), chef and TV personality
  • Samuel Northrup Castle (1808–1894), missionary in Hawaii; founder of Castle & Cooke
  • Sarah Brown Ingersoll Cooper, philanthropist and educator
  • John W. Dwinelle (1816–1888), lawyer and politician in California
  • Jane Calkins Egan (1917–2009), artist known for box assemblages
  • Harrison Stiles Fairchild (1820–1901), brigadier general in the Union Army
  • Siobhan Fallon (born May 13, 1961), actress
  • Melanie Joy (1993-) Army 1LT, OIR Veteran, Meritorious Service Medal recipient
  • Beezie Madden (born November 20, 1963), Olympic equestrian gold medalist
  • Lauren McLean, 56th mayor of Boise, Idaho (raised in Cazenovia)
  • Charles Stebbins (1789–1873), Acting lieutenant governor of New York in 1829
  • Steve Suhey (1922–1977), football player at Penn State and in the NFL
  • Ezra Greenleaf Weld (1801–1874), photographer and abolitionist

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