Place:Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States


NameAlexandria
TypeTown
Located inJefferson, New York, United States     (3 Apr 1821 - )
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Alexandria is a town in Jefferson County, United States. New York, USA. The population was 4,061 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Alexander LeRay, the son of an early developer.

The Town of Alexandria is located in the northern part of the county and is north of Watertown.

History

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The first settlement occurred at Alexandria Center around 1811.

The Battle of Cranberry Creek, during the War of 1812, was a minor engagement in which local forces defeated a much larger group of British soldiers and sailors, who attempted to regain supplies and provisions taken earlier by the Americans.

The town was established in 1821 from the Town of Brownville and the Town of Le Ray.

Modern Alexandria has become a well-known vacation area.

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Alexandria family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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