Lysander, Onondaga County, New York Genealogy

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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

The Town of Lysander was founded in 1794.

Communities and locations in the Town of Lysander:

  • Baird Corners – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town on Plainville Rd, a continuation of Oswego County Road 8
  • Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, New York Genealogy – The north part of the Village of Baldwinsville is in the south part of the town, and is divided by the Seneca River/Erie Canal. Currently the seat of the Town of Lysander.
  • Belgium – A hamlet by the east town line on NY-31.
  • Cold Springs – A hamlet in the southeast part of town on NY-370.
  • Jacksonville – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • Jack's Reef – A hamlet in the south west part of town along the Seneca River. This hamlet is trisected with the towns of Lysander, Elbridge and Van Buren.
  • Hortontown – A farm in the central part of the town.
  • Lamson – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • Little Utica – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • Lysander – The hamlet of Lysander near the west town line on Plainville Rd, a continuation of Oswego County Road 8
  • Beaver Lake – A lake west of Hortontown.
  • Plainville – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town on NY-370.
  • Radisson – A hamlet, and "planned community", in the eastern part of the town.
  • Red Rock – A hamlet in the southeast part of town along the Seneca River/Erie Canal.
  • Seneca Estates – An upscale neighborhood of about 120 homes adjacent to Rt. 370 and the Seneca River, 2 miles west of the Village of Baldwinsville.
  • West Phoenix – A hamlet in the northeast corner of Lysander.
  • Wrights Corners – A location east of Lamson, located on NY-48.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Onondaga County cemeteries, town of Lysander (FHL), including:
    Adams family
    Rose family
    Old Presbyterian
    Plainville hamlet
    Hortonville hamlet
    cemetery west of Lysander hamlet
    Cold Spring
    Chase by Baldwinsville
    rear of church at Belgium
    Myrtle Grove



Cold Springs also known as Hillside


see Cold Springs



Lysander Union

Myrtle Grove

Myrtle Hill

  • Myrtle Hill Cemetery records, pub. 1956 (FHL)

Old Presbyterian

Plainville Rural

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Records of the Congregational, Presbyterian, and Dutch Reformed Churches at Lysander, New York, 1820-1887 (FHL)
    note: Presbyterian and Dutch Reformed united with Congregational in 1877.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Historical review of the town of Lysander, pub. 1947 (FHL)

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries, and Museums[edit | edit source]

Baldwinsvillle Public Library
33 East Genesee Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027-2575
315-635-5631 (Voice)
315-635-6760 (Fax)

Local history room with census, cemetery, newspapers, directories.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Beauchamp Historical Club of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Inc.
125 Hunter Drive
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Phone: 315–635-9944

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Town of Lysander
8220 Loop Rd.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Town Clerk is responsible for all records in the town as well as the distribution of them. Anyone wishing to see or get copies of any Town of Lysander documents must utilize a FOIL Request form (Freedom of Information). Please download, fill out and mail, email, fax or bring to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Town of Lysander
8316 Oswego Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Lysander, Onondaga County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002).; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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