Truxton, New York

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Truxton is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,225 at the 2000 census. The town was named for Commodore Thomas Truxton, a naval officer of the American Revolution.

The Town of Truxton is in the northeast part of the county, northeast of the City of Cortland.

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History

The region was in the Central New York Military Tract.

The first settler arrived around 1793. The town was formed from part of the Town of Fabius (in Onondaga County) when Cortland County was created in 1808. An addition was made in 1811 to Truxton from the Town of Solon. In 1858, part of Truxton was used to form the Town of Cuyler.

In 1865, the population was 1,689.

Notable residents

  • Baseball legend John McGraw, who managed the New York Giants to three World Series victories in the early 20th century, was a Truxton native. His monument stands in Truxton village.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.7 square miles (115.9 km²), of which 44.7 square miles (115.7 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.09%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Onondaga County.

The East Branch of the Tioughnioga River passes through the town.

New York State Route 13 intersects New York State Route 91 at Truxton village.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,225 people, 440 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.4 people per square mile (10.6/km²). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 12.0/sq mi (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.55% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

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