National Register Listings in
Onondaga County, New York

Alvord House Amos Block Armory Square Historic District Ashton House Ayling, John G., House Babcock-Shattuck House Baldwinsville Village Hall Barnes-Hiscock House, The Bellevue Country Club Berkeley Park Subdivision Historic District Blanchard House Borodino District School #8 Borodino Hall Bradley, Dan, House Brook Farm Brown, Alexander, House Burhans, Harry N., House Camillus Cutlery Company Headquarters Camillus Union Free School Central New York Telephone and Telegraph Building Central Technical High School Chapman House Christ Church and Manlius Village Cemeteries Church of the Good Shepherd Clark House Collins House Community Place Courier Building, The Crego, Mrs.. I.L., House Crouse College, Syracuse University Delphi Baptist Church Delphi Village School Dietz, R.E., Company Factory Drover's Tavern Dunfee House Dunne, Morgan, House Edwards, O.M., Building Elbridge Village Historic District Elmwood Park Estabrook House Estabrook, Charles, Mansion Fabius Village Historic District Fairchild House First Baptist Church of Camillus First English Lutheran Church Foster-Hubbard House Fuller House Fuller, James and Lydia Canning, House Gang House Garrett House General Ice Cream Corporation Factory Genesee Street Hill-Limestone Plaza Historic District Gere Bank Building Gillett, William J., House Gleason, Lucius, House Grace Episcopal Church Gridley, John, House Hall of Languages, Syracuse University Hanover Square Historic District Hanover Square Historic District (Boundary Increase) Hawley-Green Street Historic District Hazelhurst Hoeffer House Hotel Syracuse Huntley Apartments Hunziker House Hutchinson, Gen. Orrin, House Ives, Dr. John, House Jordan Village Historic District Kelly House Kelsey-Davey Farm King, Polaski, House Lakeview Cemetery Leavenworth Apartments Lipe-Rollway Corporation Building Liverpool Cemetery Loew's State Theater Manlius Village Historic District Martisco Station Meaker, C.G., Food Company Warehouse Merrell-Soule None Such Mince Meat Factory Mills, Harriet May, House Montgomery Street-Columbus Circle Historic District Mottville Cemetery Mycenae Schoolhouse New Kasson Apartments New York Central Railroad Passenger and Freight Station Niagara Hudson Building, The Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct North Salina Street Historic District Oak Knitting Company Oakwood Cemetery Odd Fellows Lodge and Temple Onondaga County Savings Bank Building Onondaga County War Memorial Onondaga Highlands-Swaneola Heights Historic District Onondaga Park Oran Community Church Oran District No. 22 Schoolhouse Oswego-Oneida Streets Historic District People's African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Pi Chapter House of Psi Upsilon Fraternity Plymouth Congregational Church Poehlman House Pompey Centre District No. 10 Schoolhouse Porter House Sabine, William H., House Sagamore Apartment House Saint Mark's Church Sanderson House-112 Scottholm Ter. Sanderson House-301 Scottholm Blvd. Sanford House Scottholm Tract Historic District Shepard Family Houses Shepard Settlement Cemetery Sherbrook Apartments Simmons, Alton, House Skaneateles Historic District Skoler, Louis and Celia, Residence, The Smith, Reuel E., House Snell, Levi, House Snow, C.W., & Company Warehouse Solvay Public Library South Presbyterian Church South Salina Street Downtown Historic District South Salina Street Downtown Historic District (Boundary Increase) South Salina Street Historic District Southwood Two-Teacher School Spencer House St Paul's Armenian Apostolic Church St. Anthony Convent and Convent School St. Anthony of Padua Church Complex St. Patrick's Church Complex St. Paul's Cathedral and Parish House Stickley, Gustav, House Stone Arabia School Stowell House Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision Sylvester Apartment Building Syracuse City Hall Syracuse Lighting Company Syracuse Savings Bank Syracuse University-Comstock Tract Buildings Tefft-Steadman House Temple Society of Concord Third National Bank Thornden Park Trinity Episcopal Church Walnut Park Historic District Ward House Weighlock Building Welsh House West Brothers Knitting Company Whedon-Schumacher House Whig Hill and Dependencies White House White Memorial Building White, Hamilton, House Wilcox Octagon House Will, Louis, House Ziegler House
The first American museum was founded in New York City in 1792. It was called the American Museum, and it was located in what is now City Hall Park.
Onondaga County, located in central New York, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It was originally inhabited by the Onondaga nation, one of the six nations that formed the Iroquois Confederacy. The Onondaga people were skilled farmers and traders, and their influence extended throughout the region. In 1654, French Jesuit missionaries established a mission in the area, marking the first European presence.

The arrival of European settlers in the late 18th century brought significant changes to Onondaga County. In 1794, the area became part of the newly created Onondaga County, named after the Onondaga people. Syracuse, the county seat and current largest city, was founded in 1820 and quickly grew due to its advantageous location for transportation and industry. The construction of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825, further boosted the region's development by facilitating trade and connecting New York City with the Great Lakes.

By the mid-19th century, Onondaga County became an industrial hub, with a booming salt industry, manufacturing, and trade. The county's salt reserves were highly valuable, earning Syracuse the nickname "Salt City." The region also played a significant role in the abolitionist movement, with notable figures such as Harriet Tubman and Gerrit Smith actively involved in the Underground Railroad.

In the 20th century, Onondaga County continued to thrive, embracing innovation and industry. The area witnessed the growth of Syracuse University, established in 1870, as well as the development of various manufacturing sectors including automobiles, electronics, and defense. Today, Onondaga County remains a vibrant and diverse community, blending its rich history with modern advancements in education, technology, and cultural heritage.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Onondaga County, New York.

  • 1600s - The area that would become Onondaga County is home to the Onondaga Nation, one of the six nations of the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy.
  • 1779 - The Sullivan Expedition, led by General John Sullivan, devastates Onondaga settlements in retaliation for their support of the British during the American Revolution.
  • 1784 - The Treaty of Fort Stanwix is signed, establishing boundaries and reaffirming the sovereignty of the Onondaga Nation.
  • 1794 - Onondaga County is created as part of the newly formed state of New York.
  • 1825 - The Erie Canal opens, connecting Onondaga County and Syracuse to the Great Lakes and transforming the region into a major transportation hub.
  • 1834 - The city of Syracuse is officially incorporated.
  • 1848 - The discovery of salt deposits near Syracuse leads to the development of a lucrative salt industry in the area.
  • 1871 - Syracuse University is established.
  • 1878 - The city of Syracuse becomes the county seat of Onondaga County.
  • 1946 - The post-World War II era sees significant growth and development in Onondaga County, with expanding industries and infrastructure.
  • 1971 - Destiny USA, one of the largest malls in the United States, opens in Syracuse.
  • 2021 - Onondaga County continues to be a vibrant region with a diverse economy, including sectors such as healthcare, education, technology, and tourism.