Meridian, New York

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Meridian is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 350 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Meridian is near the north town line of the Town of Cato and is west of Syracuse, New York.



The community was settled in 1804. It was once called "Cato Four Corners." Meridian was incorporated as a village in 1854.

The Meridian Baptist Church, at the eastern edge of the village, was founded in 1810. The church is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding for a full year, with the anniversary observance ending on October, 2010.

Famous residents

Theodore Ruggles Timby, inventor of the revolving turret used on the U.S.S. Monitor during the American Civil War, lived for a time in Meridian, prior to the time the name was changed from Cato Four Corners to Meridian. His residence still stands on the west side of Bonta Bridge Road, south of the center of the village.


Meridian is located at 43°9′49″N 76°32′6″W / 43.16361°N 76.535°W / 43.16361; -76.535 (43.163531, -76.535045)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

New York State Route 370 passes through the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 350 people, 118 households, and 90 families residing in the village. The population density was 505.8 people per square mile (195.8/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 173.4/sq mi (67.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.43% White, 0.57% Native American, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 118 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.34.

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