Place:DeRuyter (town), Madison, New York, United States

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NameDeRuyter (town)
Alt namesDeRuyter
TypeTown
Coordinates42.75°N 75.883°W
Located inMadison, New York, United States
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DeRuyter is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 1,589 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Michiel Adriaenszoon De Ruyter a famous admiral in the Dutch navy. The name de Ruyter (de Ruijter) means "the Rider".

The Town of DeRuyter has a village in it called DeRuyter. The town is in the southwest corner of the county.

An early settler was Elijah Cornell, father of Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University.

History

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DeRuyter was one of five towns formed before Madison County was created. It was established by a partition of the Town of Cazenovia in 1798. DeRuyter is in the southwest corner of the county. The town is part of a region called "The Gore," a territory created by a surveying error.

Previous to 1795, DeRuyter was included in the town of Whitestown and was part of the "Lincklaen Purchase". "Tromp Township" was the original name given by Jan Lincklaen, a Holland Land Agent in honor of a fellow countryman, Admiral Maarten Tromp. The new town of DeRuyter was formed on March 15, 1798. Jan Lincklaen once again named it in honor of a fellow countryman, Admiral Michiel DeRuyter.

The Village of DeRuyter was incorporated in 1833.

Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University re-located from Westchester, New York to DeRuyter in 1819.

Sig Sautelle's Circus wintered and trained in DeRuyter from 1896 to the early 1900s.

The first Four-County Fair (Cortland, Madison, Chenango and Onondaga) was held in DeRuyter in 1908. The first DeRuyter Fireman's Fair was held in 1927.

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  • Outstanding guide to DeRuyter 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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