Place:Smyrna (town), Chenango, New York, United States

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NameSmyrna (town)
Alt namesSmyrna
TypeTown
Coordinates42.683°N 75.567°W
Located inChenango, New York, United States
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Smyrna is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,280 at the 2010 census. Smyrna is named after a coastal city in ancient Greece.

The Town of Smyrna contains a village named Smyrna. The town is on the county's north border.

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History

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The town was settled around 1792. The Town of Smyrna was founded in 1808 as the "Town of Stafford" from part of the Town of Sherburne. Within a month, the name was changed to "Smyrna."

The Smyrna Elementary School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The Smyrna Town Hall-Opera House was listed in 2008.[1]

Past Residents of Note

  • William H. Kelsey, former US Congressman
  • Brigham Young lived in Smyrna as a child. A historical marker at the corner of County Route 21 and Cole Road indicates the approximate former location of his boyhood home.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Smyrna 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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