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Welcome to Ontario ...

Ontario is located in Wayne County<1>.

The location of Ontario has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Ontario refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ontarian<3>

Ontario is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ontario lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ontario lies within the (315) area code.

Communities Also Named Ontario ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Ontario - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ontario.

Communities near Ontario ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ontario.

  • Rochester [Monroe County]
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    • Rochester [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Ontario
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205,225 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<6>
  • Irondequoit [Monroe County]
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    • Irondequoit [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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.
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  • Perinton [Monroe County]
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    • Perinton [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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.
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  • Webster [Monroe County]
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    • Webster [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Penfield [Monroe County]
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      • Penfield [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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.
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    • Brighton [Monroe County]
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      • Brighton [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pittsford [Monroe County]
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      • Pittsford [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Victor [Ontario County]
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      • Victor [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.
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    • Farmington [Ontario County]
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      • Farmington [Ontario County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> 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
    • Arcadia [Wayne County]
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      • Arcadia [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ontario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ontario. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ontario.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ontario. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ontario.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ontario. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ontario.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ontario ...

Looking for more information about Ontario? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ontario, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ontario.

Adding Ontario to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ontario in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ontario was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ontario on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ontario on our Genealogy Page.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ontario refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ontario may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ontario - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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