Place:Whitestown, Oneida, New York, United States

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NameWhitestown
TypeTown
Located inOneida, New York, United States
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Whitestown is a town in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 18,667 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Judge Hugh White, an early settler.

The Town of Whitestown is immediately west of Utica, New York. The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the town.

History

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The town, part of the Sadaquada Patent, was first settled in 1784, the first time any permanent settlement was made in the county. The Town of Whitestown was formed in 1788, before the creation of Oneida County, with a size of 12 million acres (49,000 km²).

It is known as the "Mother of Towns" because of the many towns and counties formed from its expanse. The Town of Paris and the Town of Steuben were formed from Whitestown in 1792. The Town of Cazenovia was formed in 1793. The Town of Augusta was formed in 1798. Utica was formed in 1817. The Town of New Hartford was formed from Whitestown in 1827.

moe. bassist Rob Derhak is from Whitestown.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Whitestown 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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