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Camillus

Camillus is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 24,167 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Roman military leader Marcus Furius Camillus by a clerk interested in the classics.

The Town of Camillus is west of Syracuse. There is also a village named Camillus in the town. Much of the town is a western suburb of Syracuse.

Cicero

Cicero is a town in Northern Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 31,632 at the 2010 census. The name of the town was assigned by a clerk interested in the classics, honoring Cicero, a Roman statesman.

The Town of Cicero is in the central part of New York, north of Syracuse. It is a northern suburb of Syracuse and is located in the northeast part of Onondaga County.

Clay

Clay is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 58,206, making it Syracuse’s largest suburb. The town was named after Henry Clay, statesman.

Clay is northwest of Syracuse, New York. It is the largest town in the county, contains part of the village of North Syracuse, and is an affluent suburb of Syracuse. It contains the major retail strip of Syracuse’s northwesterly suburbs, along New York State Route 31 (NY-31), including the Great Northern Mall.

DeWitt

DeWitt is a town (township) in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the town’s population was 25,838. The town is named after Major Moses DeWitt, a judge, and soldier. An eastern suburb of Syracuse, DeWitt also is “the site of most of the campus and all of the academic buildings of Le Moyne College”.

Elbridge

Elbridge is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 5,922 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Elbridge Gerry,[3] the fifth Vice President of the United States, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Town of Elbridge is west of Syracuse, on the west border of the county. The town contains a village which is also named Elbridge.

Fabius

Fabius is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,964 at the 2010 census.[3]The classical name of the town was assigned by a clerk interested in the classics.

The Town of Fabius contains a village of Fabius. It is in the southeast part of the county, south of Syracuse.

Geddes

Geddes is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 17,118 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Geddes is west of the neighborhood of Far Westside of Syracuse. The town is a western suburb of Syracuse.

LaFayette

LaFayette is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 4,952 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a national hero of both France and the United States. LaFayette is in the southern part of Onondaga County, south of Syracuse.

Every year, the town holds an Apple Festival over the Saturday and Sunday before Columbus day. This is in part because most of the agricultural land west of the town has historically held apple orchards.

Lysander

Lysander is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 21,759 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Lysander,[3] a Spartan military leader, by a clerk interested in the classics. The town is in the northwest corner of Onondaga County and is northwest of Syracuse. Much of the town is a suburb of Syracuse.

The north town line is the border of Oswego County and the west town line is the border of Cayuga County. The south town line is defined by the Erie Canal-Seneca River complex. Cross Lake is located on the west border of Lysander. The Oswego River marks part of the east town line. The Oswego, Seneca, and Oneida rivers join at the east town line.

Manlius

Manlius is a town in Onondaga County, east of the city of Syracuse, New York, in the United States. The population was 32,370 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest suburb in metropolitan Syracuse.[3][4] In 2005, the town was ranked #98 on CNN Money’s list of Best Places to Live.[5]

The Town of Manlius includes a village also named Manlius, along with the villages of Fayetteville and Minoa. It is located on the eastern border of Onondaga County.

Marcellus

Marcellus is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 6,210 at the 2010 census. The town was probably named after Marcus Claudius Marcellus, a Roman general, by a clerk interested in the Classics.

The Town of Marcellus contains a village also named Marcellus. The town and village are southwest of Syracuse.

Onondaga

Onondaga is a town located in Onondaga County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the town had a population of 23,103. The town is named after the native Onondaga tribe, part of the Iroquois Confederacy. Onondaga is located southwest of the city of Syracuse, which it borders.

There are no villages in the Town of Onondaga. The following is a complete list of the town’s hamlets as listed in the New York Gazetteer,[5] as well as other localities of interest:

  • Cards Corners – A populated place on NY-175 near the west town line.
  • Cedarvale – A hamlet near the west town line.
  • Five Corners – A location between Navarino and Joshua on US-20.
  • Griffin’s Corners – A populated place east of South Onondaga.
  • Gwilt’s Corners – A populated place
  • Howlett Hill— A hamlet in the northwest part of Onondaga, west of Kellys Corners.
  • Indian Village – A hamlet within the Onondaga Nation Reservation on NY-11A.
  • Ironsides – A populated place south of South Onondaga by the south town line.
  • Joshua – A populated place on US-20 in the southwest part of the town.
  • Kellys Corners – A populated place in the northwest part of Onondaga.
  • Loomis Hill – A populated place in the north-west part of Onondaga.
  • Lord’s Corners – A hamlet on US-20 in the south part of the town.
  • Navarino – A hamlet on US-20 in the southwest corner of the town.
  • Nedrow – A hamlet on US-11 near Interstate 81.
  • Nichols’ Corners – A hamlet northwest of South Onondaga.
  • Onondaga Castle – A hamlet at the junction of US-11 and NY-11A in the east part of the town, south of Nedrow.
  • Onondaga Hill – A hamlet on NY-173 near the center of Onondaga.
  • Onondaga Nation Reservation – A Native American reservation partly in the town, considered by the natives to be autonomous of other jurisdictions.
  • Pumpkin Hollow – A valley at the west town line.
  • Sentinel Heights – A populated place near the east town line, southeast of Nedrow.
  • South Onondaga – A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Southwood – A hamlet near the east town line on NY-173.
  • Split Rock – A hamlet near the north town line.
  • Taunton – A hamlet near the north town line.
  • Wellington Corner – A populated place near the west town line, west of Cards Corners.

Otisco

Otisco is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 2,541 at the 2010 census. Otisco is in the southwest part of the county, situated at the northern edge of the Appalachian Highlands, where an escarpment declines to the Lake Ontario plain and the city of Syracuse five miles to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles (81 km2), of which, 29.6 square miles (77 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (4.94%) is water.

Otisco is in the Finger Lakes District of New York and borders Otisco Lake.

New York State Route 80 is a north-south highway in the town. A short part of US Route 20 crosses the northeast corner of the town.

Pompey

Pompey is a town in the southeast part of Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 7,080 at the 2010 census.[3] The town was named after the Roman general and political leader Pompey by a late 18th-century clerk interested in the Classics in the new federal republic.

The town of Pompey covers part of four separate public school districts:

Salina

Salina is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 33,710 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from the Latin word for “salt”. Salina is a northwest suburb of the city of Syracuse.

Today, Salina consists of five small suburban communities which are known as LiverpoolMattydaleLyncourtGaleville and a portion of North Syracuse.

Skaneateles

Skaneateles (/ˌskæniˈætləs/ or locally /ˌskɪniˈ-/)[4] is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 7,209 at the 2010 census.[2] The name is from the Iroquois term for the adjacent Skaneateles Lake, which means “long lake.” The town is on the western border of the county and includes a village, also named Skaneateles. Both town and village are southwest of Syracuse.

Communities and locations in the Town of Skaneateles 

    • Highland Way – A neighborhood just east of Skaneateles village on Onondaga Rd.
    • Jones Beach – A hamlet on the east shore of Skaneateles Lake on NY-41.
    • Long Bridge – A hamlet at the north town line, north of Mottville.
    • Mandana – A hamlet down the west side of the lake.
    • Mottville – A hamlet two miles north of Skaneateles village on Jordan Street and north of Willow Glen.
    • Shepard Settlement – A farming hamlet.
    • Skaneateles – A village at the north end of Skaneateles Lake.
    • Skaneateles Falls – A hamlet northwest of Skaneateles village on Skaneateles Creek.
    • Thornton Grove – A lakeshore neighborhood on the west shore of the lake south of Winding Way.
    • Thornton Heights – A lakeshore neighborhood on the west shore of the lake home of the Veggie Stand.
    • Wicks Corners – A neighborhood on the west town line, northwest of Skaneateles village.
    • Willow Glen – A neighborhood on Old Seneca Turnpike, north of Skaneateles village.
    • Winding Way – A neighborhood on the west shore of Skaneateles Lake.

Spafford

Spafford is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,686 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Horatio Gates Spafford, a writer and founder of the local library. Spafford is in the southwest corner of Onondaga County and is southwest of Syracuse.

The west town line is the border of Cayuga County, and the south town line is the border of Cortland County. Part of the town lies between Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake, two of the Finger Lakes.

Spafford’s high terrain, between two of the Finger Lakes, provides spectacular scenery, as suggested by photographs linked below. Spafford is largely rural, with only small hamlets, and retains many forested areas, some protected as public preserves.

New York State Route 41 is a north-south highway in the town. New York State Route 174 is a state highway in the northern part of Spafford.

Tully

Tully is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population of the town was 2,738 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero. The town is on the county’s south border, south of Syracuse.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.1 km²), of which, 25.9 square miles (67.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.56%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Cortland County.

Interstate 81, U.S. Route 11, and New York State Route 11A are north-south highway through the town. New York State Route 80 is an east-west highway.

The celebrated Tully Lakes, forming an unbroken chain of natural water gems, consist of Tully (Big), Green, Crooked, Jerry’s and Mirror Lakes, of which the first named is the largest and most prominent.

Van Buren

Van Buren is a town located in Onondaga County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 13,185. The town is named after future President Martin van Buren, who was then governor of the state.

The town of Van Buren is located northwest of the city of Syracuse and is in the northwest part of the county. The portion of the town north and east of New York State Route 690 and south of the Seneca River is suburban in character, consisting primarily of single-family tract housing, some low-rise apartment buildings, parkland, and some light industry. The balance of the town (south and west of NY 690) is primarily rural.