“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cazenovia in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Cazenovia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Mueller, circa October 2012
1. Cazenovia Marker
Inscription. Oneida Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy lived here and named the lake O-wah-ge-ha-ga "where the yellow perch swim". Tuscaroras coming from North Carolina to make the sixth nation of the League settled to the eastward. A large tract was reserved for the Oneidas in 1788, but portions were gradually ceded while most of the Indians emigrated to Wisconsin.

John Lincklaen of the Holland Land Company purchased a rectangular area of 64,000 acres and promoted settlement. In 1793, he founded Cazenovia village on Chittenango Creek, the outlet of the lake, and named it for Theophile Cazenove, the general agent of the company. This became an important stop for drovers and stage coach travellers on the western turnpike. In 1807, Lincklaen built "Lorenzo", a Georgian dwelling, which was followed by other fine residences in the Federal and Greek revival style. Situated on a beautiful lake, four miles in length, Cazenovia attracted summer residences and became a popular resort.
Erected 1961.
Location. 42° 55.467′ N, 75° 52.2′ W. Marker is in Cazenovia, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on U.S. 20, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in public boat launch area at the end of the lake across from Lorenzo. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cazenovia Lake boat ramp, Cazenovia NY 13035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temperance House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Canaseraga (approx. 9.1 miles away); 1822-1911 (approx. 9.7 miles away); Grover Cleveland (approx. 10.1 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Erie Canal (approx. 11.9 miles away); Great Auto Race (approx. 12.2 miles away); Carmen Basilio (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Regarding Cazenovia. (Village of Cazenovia)
Also see . . .
1. Lorenzo State Historic Site. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.)
2. Village of Cazenovia. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.)
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers

Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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