Place:Homer (town), Cortland, New York, United States


NameHomer (town)
Alt namesHomer
Coordinates42.633°N 76.167°W
Located inCortland, New York, United States
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Homer is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States of America. The population was 6,405 at the 2010 census. The name is from the Greek poet Homer.

The town of Homer contains a village called Homer. The town is situated on the west border of Cortland County, immediately north of the city of Cortland.


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The region was part of the Central New York Military Tract, from which the cash-poor federal government granted land to soldiers of the American Revolution to pay them for their service. "Homer" was the name of one of the townships in the Military Tract, this name being assigned by a town clerk.

The area was settled in 1791. The Town of Homer was established when Onondaga County was formed in 1794. Cortland County was subsequently formed from Onondaga County.

In 1835, the village of Homer set itself off from the town by incorporation.

Notable natives and residents

Isaac Atwater, Minnesota jurist

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