Place:Camillus (town), Onondaga, New York, United States

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NameCamillus (town)
Alt namesCamillus
TypeTown
Coordinates43.033°N 76.3°W
Located inOnondaga, New York, United States
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Camillus is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 24,167 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Roman military leader Marcus Furius Camillus by a clerk interested in the classics.

The Town of Camillus is west of Syracuse. There is also a village named Camillus in the town. Much of the town is a western suburb of Syracuse.

History

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Camillus was part of the former Central New York Military Tract. Joseph Sherwood, the first pioneer arrived around 1795 at the site of the village of Camillus.

The Town of Camillus was formed in 1799 with land from the Town of Marcellus.

Industrial development was promoted by the Erie Canal in 1825. Camillus was also on the railroad line linking Syracuse to Auburn in 1838.

The Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct and Wilcox Octagon House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Outstanding guide to Camillus 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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