On March 1, 1816, Oswego County became the 48th county in New York State.
Initially, there were nine towns with an estimated population of 6,500.
Today, there are twenty-two towns, nine villages, two cities and numerous hamlets with a population of more than 120,000.
Each town has a story to tell from the Underground Railroad to the house on the bridge.
Because of its strategic location along the Great Lake Ontario, Oswego County played a vital role in the security of the United States during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
After which settlements began to grow with mills, ships, hotels, factories and their stories are presented here in this unique book.
This collection of Oswego County history was created as a celebration of the county’s bicentennial and is dedicated to residents past, present and future.
“The History of Oswego County 1816 – 2016” is available at the Town of Volney History Center. Hardcover books are $20 and paperbacks are $10.
Reserve your books now.
Sign up for your books at the town hall, town clerk window.
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