Place:Solon, Cortland, New York, United States

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NameSolon
TypeTown
Coordinates42.583°N 76.017°W
Located inCortland, New York, United States
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Solon is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The town has a total population of 1,079, as of the 2010 census. The name of the town comes from the Greek lawmaker Solon.

The Town of Solon is in the center of the county, east of the City of Cortland.

History

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The region was part of the Central New York Military Tract used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. Solon was first settled in 1794.

The town was created from part of the Town of Homer in 1798, before the formation of Cortland County. Solon lost territory to the Towns of Truxton (1811) and Taylor (1849).

The population of the town reached a peak of 2,311 in 1840. But by 1865, the population had dropped to 995.

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