Place:Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States

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NameMentz
TypeTown
Located inCayuga, New York, United States
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Mentz is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 2,378 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Mentz is on the central part of the county, north of Auburn, New York.

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History

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The town was formed in 1802 from the Town of Aurelius as the "Town of Jefferson," while still part of Onondaga County. In 1808, it assumed its current name. The first permanent settlers arrived in 1810, although others had attempted to settle the area previously.

In 1837, the community of Port Byron set itself apart from Mentz by incorporating as a village.

The Erie Canal was moved to include the Seneca River in 1856.

In 1859, part of the town was used to form the Towns of Montezuma and Throop.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Mentz 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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