1ST COURTHOUSE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Government
Location
Court Street , Aurora, NY
Lat/Long
42.755854, -76.701648
Grant Recipient
Village of Aurora
Historic Marker

1ST COURTHOUSE

Inscription

1ST COURTHOUSE
IN CAYUGA COUNTY, ERECTED
HERE C.1795, CONSISTING OF
CROTCHED POSTS AND POLES
COVERED WITH BRUSH,
IN USE FOR SEVERAL YEARS
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION

The Village of Aurora was the first county seat in Cayuga County from 1799 to 1808. It was on the site, home of Seth Phelps, that the first courthouse in Cayuga County was erected.