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Syracuse, New York
Syracuse in Central New York

Syracuse, New York, is the primary city in and county seat of Onondaga County; the fifth most populous city in New York state; and the largest United States city with the name "Syracuse". Established in 1825, the city had a population of 145,170 at the 2010 census, (making it the 175th largest in the country); its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. Syracuse is the economic and educational hub of central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants.

Syracuse is well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex and, directly west of the city, the Empire Expo Center, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair.

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Strathmore, Syracuse is a neighborhood in the southwest of Syracuse, New York, United States. It is a mostly residential neighborhood that has many houses from the early and middle of the twentieth century. An extension of the middle and upper-middle class Summit Ave. residential neighborhood on the other side of Onondaga Park, Strathmore was marketed as "an exclusive residential district" when it officially opened on September 27, 1919.
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Ephraim Webster was the first European settler in the Central New York area later named Syracuse. He arrived in 1786 searching for the "wilderness" and quickly adapted to the region and lifestyle of the Onondaga nation. For three decades, the Onondagas trusted and relied on him more than any other white man. Webster was a translator and acted as an agent for the Onondagas on several land transactions with New York State.
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The Gridley Building, built in 1867 and known previously as the Onondaga County Savings Bank Building, is a prominent historic building on Clinton Square and Hanover Square in Syracuse, New York. It was designed by Horatio Nelson White and was built adjacent to what was then the Erie Canal and is now Erie Boulevard.

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Seneca River outlet near Syracuse, New York about 1910
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Syracuse One Lincoln Center in Syracuse, New York

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Syracuse suburbs

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Towns and villages in Onondaga County make up most of the suburban communities in the Greater Syracuse area. Towns and villages in such surrounding counties as Oswego, Madison, Cortland, or Cayuga on the border of Onondaga County may also be considered Syracuse suburbs.



City facts

  • Nickname: the Salt City
  • Form of government: Common Council
  • Incorporated: 1825 (village)
  • Incorporated: 1847 (city)
  • County: Onondaga County, New York

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