Place:Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States

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NameTruxton
TypeTown
Coordinates42.7°N 76.017°W
Located inCortland, New York, United States
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Truxton is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,133 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Commodore Thomas Truxtun, a privateer in the American Revolution and one of the US Navy's first commanding officers.

The Town of Truxton is in the northeast part of the county, northeast of the City of Cortland.

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History

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The region was in the Central New York Military Tract.

The first settler arrived around 1793. The town was formed from part of the Town of Fabius (in Onondaga County) when Cortland County was created in 1808. An addition was made in 1811 to Truxton from the Town of Solon. In 1858, part of Truxton was used to form the Town of Cuyler.

In 1865, the population was 1,689.

Notable residents

  • Baseball legend John McGraw, who managed the New York Giants to three World Series victories in the early 20th century, was a Truxton native. His monument stands in Truxton village.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Truxton 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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