Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cayuga County Directory of Towns

We received a gift from a Scipio resident a few months ago. It is a copy of the D. M. Osborne & Company Cayuga County Directory of Towns for 1897 - 1898. It tells us that the highway distance from Scipio Centre to Auburn is 10.2 miles. And just think, today there are only two stoplights on the way!
We also discovered that the total acreage in Scipio is 22,079 acres.
There are 3 pages of names listed for Scipio, along with the number of acres that person owned at that time. It is interesting to note that many of the names are still here in Scipio today. Names such as Buckhout, Body, Bancroft, Gulliver, Howland of course with total acreage of 349; Letchworth, Otis, Wood, Wyant and Young are still in our telephone book.
Please stop by the Scipio Town Hall and take a look in the Directory for your ancestors!

2 comments:

Bill said...

This directory is available online at the Cayuga County GenWeb site
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~springport/pictures168/1897_98_directoy/

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

Thanks, Bill, for sharing that information.