TOWN OF SANDY CREEK

 

Thomas House, Sandy, Creek, N. Y.
Early Postcard of the Thomas House, Sandy Creek, N. Y.




 
 
 
 

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
1860 Gazetteer
1925 Centennial History Part I - lots of names
1925 Centennial History Part II - lots of names
1895 Landmarks of Oswego County, History of Sandy Creek

CEMETERIES
Rice Family Burial Plot - Sandy Creek
Noyes Cemetery -  Sandy Creek
Stevens Cemetery, Town of Sandy Creek, Oswego Co. NY
Scripture Cemetery, Sandy Creek
North Road Cemetery, Sandy Creek

CENSUS
1892 Sandy Creek Census Part I
1892 Sandy Creek Census Part II

EARLY SETTLERS
Citizens of Sandy Creek - list of early names from Sandy Creek
Early Settlers of Sandy Creek - The Salisbury family 
OBITUARIES of SALISBURY FAMILY

MILITARY
Sandy Creek Town Clerk's Record of Civil War Soldiers & Officers
Part 1    Part 2      Part 3

SCHOOLS
School District No. 5, Sandy Creek in 1843
Oberlin College Graduates & Non-Graduates

MISC.
Early Baseball Organizations- Sandy Creek
Fraternal Organization Sandy Creek Lodge No. 564, F. & A. M.
Pioneering a Great Industry, Sandy Creek  - Holstein-Fresian Breed
 


 
 

Library and Park, Sandy Creek, N.Y.
Early Postcard, Library and Park, Sandy Creek, N.Y.








Town & Village Historian
  Charlene Cole
  1992 Harwood Ave.
  Sandy Creek, NY 13145
  (315)387-5456 



Information was obtained from the Historical & Statistical Gazetteer of New York State, R. P. Smith, Publisher, Syr., 1860, by J. H. French.

SANDY CREEK---was formed from Richland, March 24,1825. It lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, upon the N. border of the Co. Its surface is rolling and has a westerly inclination, its E. border being elevated about 500 feet above the surface of the lake. It is drained by Little Sandy Creek and many smaller streams, all of which have rapid currents and are frequently interrupted by falls, which furnish a good supply of water-power. Little Sandy Pond, a portion of Lake Ontario, nearly landlocked, lies principally within the limits of this town. The soil consists of gravelly loam and disintegrated shale, and is generally productive. Lumber is the principal manufactured product.(7) Washingtonville, (Sandy Creek p.o.,) situated on Little Sandy Creek, 4 mi. from its mouth, is a station on the W. & R. R. R. Pop. 423. The first settlement was made in 1804, by Joseph Hurd and Elias Howe, from Oneida co.(8) The first church (Presb.) was organized in 1817, by Rev. Mr. Dunlap. There are now 3 churches in town.(9)

7. There are 11 sawmills, 2 shingle mills, 2 gristmills, and 2 tanneries in town.

8.  In 1805 Asel Hurd and 5 families, from Vt., by the name of Meacham, settled in town.

The first sawmill was built by Wm. Skinner and Joseph Hurd, in 1804;

The first gristmill, by James Hinman, in 1806.

Simeon Meacham kept the first store and tavern, in 1806;

The first school was taught at the house of George Harding by his daughter, in 1807-08.

The first birth was that of Laura Hurd;

The firat marriage, that of Henry Patterson and Lucy Meacham, in 1806;

The first death, that of Mrs. Elias Howe in 1807.

9.   Presb., M. E., and Bap., all at Washingtonville.


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