Place:Wilna, Jefferson, New York, United States


NameWilna
TypeTown
Located inJefferson, New York, United States     (2 Apr 1813 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Alexandria Road Cemetery


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Wilna is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 6,427 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Wilna is in the eastern corner of the county and is east of Watertown.

History

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The town was first settled around 1798 at the location of the future Carthage village.

The Town of Wilna was established in 1813 from part of the Town of Le Ray and part of the Lewis County Town of Leyden. The origin of the name of the town is obscure, although it is alleged to be named after the German spelling of Vilnius, in commemoration of the French occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania in 1812.

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