Place:Genoa, Cayuga, New York, United States

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NameGenoa
TypeTown
Coordinates42.667°N 76.533°W
Located inCayuga, New York, United States
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Genoa is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,935 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Genoa, in Italy.

The Town of Genoa is located in the southwest corner of the county and is north of Ithaca, New York. Genoa is in the heart of the Finger Lake District.

History

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The Sullivan Expedition moved through the area in 1779 destroying native villages and stores. Genoa became part of the Central New York Military Tract. The first settlers arrived in 1791.

The town was created as "Milton" in 1789 while still part of Onondaga County. The name was changed to Genoa in 1808. The Town of Genoa was reduced to form the Town of Locke in 1802. Genoa was reduced again in 1817 to form the Town of Lansing (in Tompkins County).

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