Place:Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States

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NameSodus
TypeVillage
Located inWayne, New York, United States
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Sodus is a village in Wayne County, New York, USA. The population was 1,735 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Sodus is near the center of the Town of Sodus and lies between Rochester and Syracuse. The village contains the government center for the Town of Sodus.

History

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The village area was part of the Iroquois Confederacy's territory. Specifically, this was territory of the Onondaga nation for many years. They camped at lake edge, where they could fish. They hunted in the interior woods. After the American Revolution, in which the Onondagas and most Iroquois tribes had allied with Great Britain, they were forced to cede their lands to New York as part of the peace settlement (Treaty of Fort Stanwix). Migrating with Loyalists after Britain's defeat, the tribes relocated to Upper Canada across Lake Ontario, where the British government made some allotments for their reservations.

The first European-American settler arrived at what became Sodus in 1809, as part of the great postwar migration of settlers from New England into western New York. The village was incorporated in 1917.

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