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Tompkins County New York Genealogy and History

Founded: April 17, 1817

Named for: Daniel D. Tompkins

County Seat: Ithaca

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On April 7, 1817, Tompkins County was created by combining portions of Seneca County and the remainder of Cayuga County. The county was named after then Vice-President (to President James Monroe) and former New York Governor Daniel Tompkins. Tompkins almost certainly never visited the county named for him.

In 1854, the county lost the town of Hector and the west line of lots in Newfield to the newly formed Schuyler County, New York.

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Tompkins County Clerk
320 N. Tioga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5431

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