Auburn, New York Introduction

Always a history buff enjoy learning of the new areas I reside. Auburn is richly steeped in history. The City is located in Cayuga County, New York, an area known as Central New York.

While Syracuse is the major City of this region, Auburn holds a population of 26,000, according to the 2020 census. The internet states it was initially known as Hardenbergh’s Corners in the town of Aurelius, and renamed Auburn in 1805, when it became the county seat and chartered as a City in 1848.

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Auburn lies 25 west of Syracuse, and 120 miles east of Buffalo. Auburn is the nearest City to Lake Cayuga, the longest of the Finger Lakes.

There are 11 finger lakes:

  • Otisco Lake
  • Skaneateles Lake
  • Owasco Lake
  • Cayuga Lake
  • Seneca Lake
  • Keuka Lake
  • Canandaigua Lake
  • Honeoye Lake
  • Canadice Lake
  • Hemlock Lake

The region is holds many year round vacation homes, an abundance of wineries, and is an area of much beauty. At the opposite end of Lake Cayuga is Ithaca, New York, the home of Cornell University.

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