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Union Springs, New York

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

Union Springs in Cayuga County, New York, was set apart as a village, from Springport, in 1848. Springport was formed from Scipio and Aurelius in 1823. Scipio was originally settled in 1790.

The Cayuga Tocsin was the first newspaper published in Union Springs, published weekly starting in 1811. The Union Springs Advertiser and Cayuga Telegraph (1848-1849) were others. Click here to find free historic newspapers online.

I took these photos in 2012, when I took a trip to Union Springs. This (or Springport), is the place my ancestor Charles Russell Leonard was born and supposedly the burial place of his mother, Sophronia. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated!

Union Springs, New York

Zoom out to see the location of Springport on the map, near the center of New York State. [Alternate Link]


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