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Truxton, New York
Main St. (Rt. 13)
Main St. (Rt. 13)
Location within Cortland County and New York
Location within Cortland County and New York
Truxton, New York is located in the United States
Truxton, New York
Truxton, New York
Location in the United States
Truxton, New York is located in New York
Truxton, New York
Truxton, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Cortland
 • Type Town Council
 • Total 44.73 sq mi (115.84 km2)
 • Land 44.65 sq mi (115.64 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
1,142 ft (348 m)
 • Total 1,133
 • Estimate 
 • Density 24.48/sq mi (9.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
13056, 13158
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-023-75550
GNIS feature ID 0979560

Truxton is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,133 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Commodore Thomas Truxtun, a privateer in the American Revolution and one of the US Navy's first commanding officers.

Truxton is in the northeastern part of the county, northeast of the city of Cortland.


The region was in the Central New York Military Tract.

The first settler arrived around 1793. The town was formed from part of the town of Fabius (in Onondaga County) when Cortland County was created in 1808. An addition was made in 1811 to Truxton from the town of Solon. In 1858, part of Truxton was used to form the town of Cuyler.

In 1865, the population was 1,689.

The Truxton Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Notable residents

  • Baseball legend John McGraw, who managed the New York Giants to three World Series victories in the early 20th century, was a Truxton native. His monument stands in Truxton village.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.7 square miles (115.8 km2), of which 44.6 square miles (115.6 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.17%, is water.

The north town line is the border of Onondaga County.

The East Branch of the Tioughnioga River passes through the town.

New York State Route 13 intersects New York State Route 91 at Truxton village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,956
1830 3,888 31.5%
1840 3,587 −7.7%
1850 3,444 −4.0%
1860 1,914 −44.4%
1870 1,618 −15.5%
1880 1,550 −4.2%
1890 1,328 −14.3%
1900 1,217 −8.4%
1910 1,132 −7.0%
1920 920 −18.7%
1930 997 8.4%
1940 1,008 1.1%
1950 922 −8.5%
1960 907 −1.6%
1970 955 5.3%
1980 988 3.5%
1990 1,064 7.7%
2000 1,225 15.1%
2010 1,133 −7.5%
2016 (est.) 1,093 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,225 people, 440 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.4 people per square mile (10.6/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 12.0 per square mile (4.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.55% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 440 households, out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,115, and the median income for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $29,306 versus $21,384 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,516. About 8.9% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Truxton

  • Cheningo – A hamlet in the south part of the town by Cheningo Creek.
  • Cheningo Creek A tributary of the East Branch Tioughnioga River in the south part of Truxton.
  • Crains Mills – A hamlet east of Truxton village on Route 13.
  • Labrador Creek – A stream flowing southward to enter the East Branch of the Tioughnioga River near Truxton village.
  • Labrador Hollow Unique Area – A state-owned conservation area in the southwest part of the town.
  • Labrador Mountain – A skiing area near the west town line.
  • Manchester Mills – A former community in the town near the East Branch Tioughnioga River.
  • Truxton – The hamlet of Truxton is on NY-13 and NY-91.
  • Tubville – A former community in the town.

Notable people

  • John McGraw (1873–1934), Hall of Fame manager for the New York Giants in the early 20th century; was a Truxton native. His monument stands in the village of Truxton.
  • Mary Blanchard Lynde (1819–1897), philanthropist and social reformer

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