Place:Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States


NameRodman
TypeTown
Coordinates43.85°N 75.933°W
Located inJefferson, New York, United States     (24 Mar 1804 - )
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Rodman is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,176 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a public official, Daniel Rodman.

The Town of Rodman is at the southeastern border of the county and is south of Watertown.

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History

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Prehistoric remains in the town document the lives of the original natives.

The region was part of Macomb's Purchase. The town was first settled around 1801.

Rodman was organized as a town in 1804 from part of the Town of Adams. The town was originally called "Harrison" after an early landowner, but was later changed to "Rodman," the name of the clerk of the legislature, due to confusion with other similarly named communities. Part of Rodman was used in 1808 to form the Town of Pinckney (Now part of Lewis County).

Residents of note

  • Rodman native Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852–1919) made a fortune from his "five and dime" mercantile empire.
  • Aaron Noll, American philosopher
  • Tobias Noll, punk musician
  • Ian Norfolk, punk musician & social anarchist

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Rodman 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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