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Our Genealogy Helper for Ontario ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ontario (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ontario. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ontario is located in Wayne County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario & Seneca.

Below are the counties that are near Ontario. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ontario:

  • Wayne County     (The home county of Ontario)
    • Orchard Grove Village Park [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Grove Village Park
      • Orchard Grove Village Park [Wayne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Grove Village Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Grove Village Park
    • Ontario [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario
      • Ontario [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
    • Williamson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Lincoln [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Walworth [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walworth
      • Walworth [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth
    • Walworth [Wayne County]
    • Marion [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Pultneyville [Wayne County]
    • Huddle [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huddle
      • Huddle [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huddle
    • Macedon Center [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedon Center
      • Macedon Center [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedon Center
    • Macedon [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedon
      • Macedon [Wayne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedon
    • Marquart Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marquart Village
      • Marquart Village [Wayne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marquart Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marquart Village
    • Macedon [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedon
      • Macedon [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Estimated population in 2017: 1,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macedon<3>
  • Cayuga County
    • Fair Haven [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Haven
      • Fair Haven [Cayuga County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Haven<3>
    • Victory [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory [Cayuga County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory
    • Victory [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory [Cayuga County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory
    • Conquest [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conquest
      • Conquest [Cayuga County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conquest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conquest
    • Sterling [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Cayuga County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Montezuma [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Cayuga County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Cayuga [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Cayuga County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<3>
    • Cato [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Cayuga County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cato<3>
    • Mentz [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentz
      • Mentz [Cayuga County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mentz
    • Port Byron [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Byron
      • Port Byron [Cayuga County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,181 people
      • Former name for Port Byron:
      • Bucksville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Byron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Byron<3>
    • Ira [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira [Cayuga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Meridian [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Cayuga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Aurelius [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurelius
      • Aurelius [Cayuga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurelius
  • Genesee County
    • Bergen [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Bergen [Genesee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bergen<3>
    • Bergen [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Bergen [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
    • Le Roy [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Genesee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Roy
    • Le Roy [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Genesee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy<3>
    • Byron [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Genesee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
  • Livingston County
    • Lima [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
      • Lima [Livingston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,019 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lima have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
    • Lima [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
      • Lima [Livingston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lima<3>
    • Avon [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Livingston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Avon [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Livingston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Caledonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,076 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Livonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livonia
      • Livonia [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia
    • Livonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livonia
      • Livonia [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livonia<3>
    • Geneseo [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneseo
      • Geneseo [Livingston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneseo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneseo
    • York [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Livingston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Conesus [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conesus
      • Conesus [Livingston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conesus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conesus
    • Geneseo [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneseo
      • Geneseo [Livingston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneseo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneseo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneseo<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Webster [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster<3>
    • Webster [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Penfield [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penfield
      • Penfield [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penfield
    • Fairport [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairport<3>
    • Penfield [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penfield
      • Penfield [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penfield<3>
    • East Rochester [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rochester
      • East Rochester [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Rochester
    • East Rochester [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rochester
      • East Rochester [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Rochester
    • Perinton [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perinton
      • Perinton [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perinton
    • German Village [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Village
      • German Village [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Village
    • Pittsford [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsford
      • Pittsford [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsford<3>
    • Irondequoit [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondequoit
      • Irondequoit [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondequoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondequoit
    • Irondequoit [Monroe County]
    • Brighton [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
  • Ontario County
    • Port Gibson [Ontario County]
    • Farmington [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Ontario County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Manchester [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Ontario County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Manchester [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<3>
    • Victor [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor<3>
    • Victor [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
    • Shortsville [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortsville
      • Shortsville [Ontario County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shortsville<3>
    • Clifton Springs [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Springs
      • Clifton Springs [Ontario County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Springs<3>
    • Phelps [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Ontario County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
    • Phelps [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Ontario County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phelps<3>
    • Canandaigua [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canandaigua
      • Canandaigua [Ontario County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canandaigua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canandaigua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canandaigua<3>
    • Thompson [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson [Ontario County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
    • Village of Bloomfield [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Bloomfield
      • Village of Bloomfield [Ontario County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Village of Bloomfield<3>
  • Orleans County
    • Holley [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holley
      • Holley [Orleans County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holley<3>
    • Clarendon [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarendon
      • Clarendon [Orleans County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarendon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarendon
    • Kendall [Orleans County]
    • Kendall [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Orleans County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendall
    • Murray [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Orleans County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
  • Oswego County
    • Hannibal [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal [Oswego County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<3>
    • Hannibal [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal [Oswego County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Oswego [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Oswego County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
  • Seneca County
    • Junius [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junius
      • Junius [Seneca County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junius
    • Border City [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border City
      • Border City [Seneca County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Border City
    • Waterloo [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Seneca County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Tyre [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyre
      • Tyre [Seneca County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyre
    • Waterloo [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Seneca County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<3>
    • Seneca Falls [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Falls
      • Seneca Falls [Seneca County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca Falls
    • Seneca Falls [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Falls
      • Seneca Falls [Seneca County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Estimated population in 2012: 6,677 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca Falls<3>
    • Fayette [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Seneca County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Varick [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varick
      • Varick [Seneca County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,791 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varick
    • Romulus [Seneca County]
  • Yates County
    • Rushville [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Yates County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<3>
    • Middlesex [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Yates County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex
    • Potter [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Yates County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Benton [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Yates County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Penn Yan [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penn Yan
      • Penn Yan [Yates County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penn Yan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penn Yan<3>
    • Dresden [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dresden
      • Dresden [Yates County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dresden<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ontario, see our County-by-County Page for Ontario.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ontario ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ontario.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ontario. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ontario and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ontario.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Ontario.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ontario:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Ontario ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ontario.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ontario covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Ontario Town Cemetery
  • Ontario Center Cemetery
  • Ridge Chapel Cemetery
  • Furnaceville Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Gould Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gould Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gould Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould Cemetery
    • Walworth Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walworth Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walworth Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth Center Cemetery
    • Finley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Finley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Finley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley Cemetery
    • Hall Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Center Cemetery
    • Lakeside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Cemetery
    • Baker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
    • Sherman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sherman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sherman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman Cemetery
    • Union Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill Cemetery
    • Harris Road Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harris Road Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harris Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harris Road Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ontario.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Road Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ontario had a population of 649 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ontario, with the one closest to Ontario listed first.

  • Ontario [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario
    • Ontario [Wayne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ontario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 649 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ontario had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario<3>
  • Ontario Center [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario Center
    • Ontario Center [Wayne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Ontario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 307 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ontario Center had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario Center<3>
  • Furnaceville [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnaceville
    • Furnaceville [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ontario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Furnaceville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnaceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnaceville
  • Fruitland [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
  • Lakeside [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
    • Lakeside [Wayne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ontario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lakeside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
  • Lincoln [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
  • Continue List ...
    • Williamson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,006 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<3>
    • Union Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 189 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hill<3>
    • Walworth [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walworth
      • Walworth [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walworth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walworth<3>
    • West Walworth [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Walworth
      • West Walworth [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Walworth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Walworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Walworth
    • East Williamson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Williamson
      • East Williamson [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Williamson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Williamson
    • Pultneyville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pultneyville
      • Pultneyville [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pultneyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pultneyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pultneyville<3>
    • Marion [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 810 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marion had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Webster [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 634 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,723 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster<3>
    • Macedon Center [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedon Center
      • Macedon Center [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ontario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Macedon Center had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedon Center

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ontario. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ontario.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ontario ...

While our initial data about Ontario came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ontario in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ontario.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ontario:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ontario. See our Misc Page for Ontario for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Wayne County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ontario. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wayne County: www.co.wayne.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ontario) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ontario. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2209, Longitude: -77.2830       In this case, the coordinates for Ontario have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ontario, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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