Cazenovia is an affluent town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 7,086 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Theophilus Cazenove, an agent of the Holland Land Company.
The Town of Cazenovia was established in 1793 by the Towns of Whitestown and Paris (both in Oneida County) before the creation of Madison County. Subsequently, other towns in the county were formed from partitions of its territory. Cazenovia was part of a region called "The Gore," based on a surveying error.
It was founded by John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company, and was named after Theophilus Cazenove, Lincklaen's boss.