Ledyard, New York

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Ledyard is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,832 at the 2000 census. The name of the town is from General Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler.

The Town of Ledyard is on the western edge of the county and is southwest of Auburn, New York.

Wells College, founded as a college for women, is in the Village of Aurora.



The south part of Ledyard was in the Central New York Military Tract, and the northern part was a reservation designated for the Cayuga tribe. The first settlers arrived around 1789.

The Town of Ledyard was founded in 1823 from part of the Town of Scipio.

Famous residents

Henry Wells, founder of Wells-Fargo and American Express was from Aurora.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.6 square miles (125.9 km²), of which, 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²) of it is land and 12.3 square miles (31.8 km²) of it (25.28%) is water.

The town is on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the Finger Lakes District.

The west town line is the border of Seneca County.

New York State Route 34B and New York State Route 90 are north-south highways in Ledyard.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,832 people, 608 households, and 423 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.4 people per square mile (19.5/km²). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 24.4/sq mi (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.96% White, 0.71% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

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