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


NameMarathon (town)
Alt namesMarathon
Coordinates42.433°N 76.017°W
Located inCortland, New York, United States
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Marathon is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,967 at the 2010 census.

The town of Marathon contains a village also named Marathon. The town is on the south border of the county and is southeast of Cortland.



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Marathon is within the bounds of the former Central New York Military Tract. The first settlers arrived in 1794.

The town was formed from part of the town of Cincinnatus as the "Town of Harrison" in 1818. The name was changed to "Marathon" in 1828 because another town in New York was named Harrison.

The village of Marathon set itself off from the town in 1861 by incorporation.

Notable residents

Thurlow Weed, political boss and publisher, came to this town with his family in 1808.

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