Friday, January 4, 2008

We have arrived in 2008, and I look forward to sharing lots of Scipio information this year!
Recently, I talked about "firsts" for Scipio. I have a few more to share today.
The first known death was that of William Fleming on January 13, 1807.
The first tavern was at Sherwood in 1804. It was torn down in 1845.
Pssoibly due to cause and effect, the first jail, also at Sherwood, was in 1805. It was conveniently located in the upper part of the tavern.
Our first school was about 2 miles northeast of Scipio Center, in 1798. The teacher was William Daniels.
Scipio had at least one famous artist born here. He was Charles Loring Elliott. Born in 1812, he painted several famous folks. Our Cayuga County Historian, Sheila Tucker, has an interesting article about him on her website at
or you can google him to learn more.

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