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Chenango County, NY History

Chenango County NY history

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Chenango County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.


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The Chenango County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Certainly brief at four pages, including the map, but still an important part of the historical record.  In addition to the four pages specifically about Chenango County, we include the section from Mather & Brockett about land grants and patents in New York State.  4++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.

Chenango County, NY from Mather & Brockett (1848)


The Chenango County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a lengthier look at Chenango County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's early treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in this chapter, most of which are still extant today, are:  Afton, Ayreshire, Bainbridge, Bennettsville, West Bainbridge, East Bainbridge, Columbus, Columbus Center, Coventry, Coventryville, Church Hollow, German, Livermore Corners, East German, Greene, East Greene, Genegantslet, Chenango Forks, Guilford, Guilford Center, East Guilford, Mount Upton, Rockdale, Lincklaen, Burdick Settlement, North Lincklaen, Macdonough, East Macdonough, New Berlin, South New Berlin, Holmesville, New Berlin Center, Ambler Settlement, North Norwich, Kings Settlement, Plasterville, Norwich, White Store, Otselic, South Otselic, Oxford, South Oxford, Cheshireville, Pharsalia, East Pharsalia, North Pharsalia, Pitcher, North Pitcher, Pitcher Springs, South Pitcher, Plymouth, South Plymouth, Preston, Preston Corners, Sherburne, Earlville, Smithville, Smithville Flats, East Smithville, and Smyrna.  9+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.

 Chenango County in French's Gazetteer (1860)


Charity in New York State in 1906: State Institutions.  This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New York State government's Woman's Relief Corps Home, located in Oxford, Chenango County.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information about this chapter.


See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.

See also:  relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.

See also:  Native Americans: Herkimer County Historical Society.  Papers from Volume IV.  1.  History of Early Jesuit Missions in the Mohawk Valley, by the Rev. James H. Halpin (1905)   2.  The Iroquois Indian, by Dr. J. D. Fitch (1907) on our Herkimer County page.


Chenango County was separated from Tioga and Herkimer Counties in 1798.  You may also want to consult our Tioga County page and our Herkimer County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.

Chenango County itself was later divided to form Madison County.  You may want to visit our Madison County page to learn more about that county.


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