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Mannsville, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total 354
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-45073
GNIS feature ID 0956371

Mannsville is a village located in the Town of Ellisburg in Jefferson County, New York. The population was 354 at the 2010 census. The name is from Barzillian Mann, early developer.

The Village of Mannsville is in the southeast part of the town and is south of Watertown.


The village was first settled around 1801.

Mannsville incorporated as a village within the town in 1879.

In 1885, a fire burnt several structures in the small village, but they were soon rebuilt.

In the 1830s missionaries served this area. The Mannsville Methodist - Episcopal Church was organized in 1847 with Rev. Fuller serving as the first pastor. The building was erected in 1859. The parsonage, located 3 houses east, was built in 1880. In 1957 a large addition was added and the sanctuary was remodeled in 1967. A new steeple was erected in 2002 with funds provided by Ethel S. Joyner, and work done by Graves Construction.

The first school building at this site was a little red schoolhouse built in 1826, at the intersection of Balch Place and current Rte 11. A second larger two-story building was built on Lorraine Street, which burned in 1878. The third school, built on the foundation of the Lorraine street building, burned in January 1883. The new building was dedicated September 1883. There were 106 students in three departments. The schoolhouse again burned in 1907. A new two-story building was completed in 1908, and is currently known as the Mannsville Manor Elementary School. The cement blocks were made to resemble stone. O.D. Greene Jr. of Adams was the builder. Classes ran from first to eighth grades. The district centralized in 1930 with other districts in the towns of Ellisburg and Lorraine.

In the early 1930s, "six" village men held a meeting in the old Club House on Mill Street in the village of Mannsville. With a dollar each and a dream, "Mannsville Volunteer Fire Department" was established. In 1949 they became incorporated, merged with Pierrepont Manor to become the now known " Mannsville Manor Fire Department", or tongue in cheek - as the "Cellar Savers".

In May 1960 seven active members of the Mannsville Manor Fire Department borrowed $200 from the Fire Department to start the first ambulance service in southern Jefferson County which at that time served six townships. This was the beginning of Rescue 48. In May 1976, Rescue 48 was reorganized with 25 active members supplying 24-hour ambulance service. The Mannsville Manor Rescue Squad observed their 30th anniversary in 1990. On January 4, 1991, the Rescue Squad became one of the first volunteer paramedic ambulance services in Jefferson County.

The Pierrepont Manor Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.


Mannsville is located at 43°42′41″N 76°3′51″W / 43.71139°N 76.06417°W / 43.71139; -76.06417 (43.711334, -76.064104).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 1.08% is water (2.01% during spring).

Mannsville is at the intersection of U.S. Route 11 and County Road 90. It is east of Interstate 81.

Skinner Creek by the village attracted early settlers to use its water power.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 473
1890 389 −17.8%
1900 352 −9.5%
1910 330 −6.3%
1920 265 −19.7%
1930 313 18.1%
1940 348 11.2%
1950 378 8.6%
1960 446 18.0%
1970 494 10.8%
1980 431 −12.8%
1990 444 3.0%
2000 400 −9.9%
2010 354 −11.5%
Est. 2015 361 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 400 people, 143 households, and 106 families residing in the village. The population density was 434.6 people per square mile (167.9/km²). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 182.5 per square mile (70.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.25% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,574, and the median income for a family was $48,182. Males had a median income of $29,545 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,768. About 13.6% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

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