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Our Genealogy Helper for Sterling ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Sterling (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 Sterling. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Sterling is located in Cayuga 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 Cayuga County: Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins & Wayne.

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

  • Cayuga County     (The home county of Sterling)
    • Sterling
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Sterling Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling Valley
      • Sterling Valley lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling Valley
    • Fair Haven
    • North Sterling
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sterling
      • North Sterling lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sterling
    • Victory
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Ira
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Ira
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Cato
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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>
    • Meridian
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • 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>
    • Cato
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,416 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
    • Conquest
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conquest
      • Conquest lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Brutus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
  • Jefferson County
    • Ellisburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisburg
      • Ellisburg lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisburg
    • Ellisburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisburg
      • Ellisburg lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisburg<3>
    • Mannsville
  • Madison County
    • Bridgeport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Webster
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Sterling.
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Sterling.
      • 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
  • Onondaga County
    • Lysander
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lysander
      • Lysander lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lysander
    • Jacksonville
    • Little Utica
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Utica
      • Little Utica lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Utica
    • Lysander
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lysander
      • Lysander lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lysander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lysander
    • Wrights Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights Corners
      • Wrights Corners lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights Corners
    • Baldwinsville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwinsville
      • Baldwinsville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,791 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwinsville<3>
    • Jacks Reef
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacks Reef
      • Jacks Reef lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacks Reef
    • Jordan
    • Van Buren
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
      • Van Buren lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Elbridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbridge
      • Elbridge lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elbridge
    • Memphis
    • Village Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Green
      • Village Green lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Green
    • Elbridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbridge
      • Elbridge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 994 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elbridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elbridge<3>
  • Ontario County
    • Thompson
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Phelps
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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>
    • Port Gibson
    • Clifton Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Springs
      • Clifton Springs lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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>
    • Geneva
    • Manchester
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Geneva
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Manchester
    • Shortsville
    • Farmington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Hopewell
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Seneca
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
  • Oswego County
    • Hannibal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Fairdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Oswego
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Southwest Oswego
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwest Oswego
      • Southwest Oswego lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwest Oswego
    • Furniss
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furniss
      • Furniss lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furniss
    • Granby Center
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby Center
      • Granby Center lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby Center
    • Minetto
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minetto
      • Minetto lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minetto
    • Minetto
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minetto
      • Minetto lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minetto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minetto<3>
    • Granby
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
    • Fulton
    • Oswego
    • Ingalls Crossing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingalls Crossing
      • Ingalls Crossing lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingalls Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingalls Crossing
  • Seneca County
    • Tyre
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyre
      • Tyre lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Junius
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junius
      • Junius lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Seneca Falls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Falls
      • Seneca Falls lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Waterloo
    • Waterloo
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • 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
    • Fayette
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varick
      • Varick lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • 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
  • Wayne County
    • Red Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Creek
      • Red Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Creek<3>
    • Wolcott
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
    • Furnace Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Village
      • Furnace Village lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Village
    • Wolcott
    • Butler
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
    • Huron
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
    • Huron
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
    • South Butler
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Butler
      • South Butler lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Butler
    • Rose
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose
      • Rose lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose
    • York
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Sodus Point
    • Savannah
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
    • Clyde
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Sterling ...

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 116 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sterling, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sterling.

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 helpful 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 Sterling:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Sterling ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sterling.

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 Sterling covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Springbrook Cemetery
  • Forscutt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forscutt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forscutt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forscutt Cemetery
  • Martville Cemetery
  • Hannibal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hannibal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hannibal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Livingston Cemetery
  • McArthur Cemetery
  • Phillips Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phillips Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Overacre Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Overacre Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hannibal Center Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hannibal Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fairdale Rural Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairdale Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stevens Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stevens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ford Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
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    • Fairmont Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairmont Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
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    • Southside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Southside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Southside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
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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 Sterling had a population of 351 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Sterling
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
    • Sterling lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 351 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<3>
  • Sterling Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling Valley
    • Sterling Valley lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling Valley had a post office and railroad service
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  • Fair Haven
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    • Fair Haven lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 738 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fair Haven had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Haven<3>
  • North Fair Haven
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    • North Fair Haven lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sterling.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Fair Haven had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fair Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Martville
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    • Martville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Martville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martville<3>
  • Hannibal
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
    • Hannibal lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 452 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 519 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hannibal had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<3>
  • North Sterling
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    • North Sterling lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sterling.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Victory
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    • North Victory lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Victory had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Victory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hannibal Center
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    • Hannibal Center lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hannibal Center had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fairdale
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    • Fairdale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairdale had a post office and no railroad service
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  • North Hannibal
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    • North Hannibal lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Hannibal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Red Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Creek
    • Red Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 492 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Creek had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Creek<3>
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    • Bethel Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Corners
      • Bethel Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sterling.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 121 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel Corners had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southwest Oswego
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwest Oswego
      • Southwest Oswego lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sterling.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Southwest Oswego had a post office and no railroad service
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    • North Wolcott
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wolcott
      • North Wolcott lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sterling.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Wolcott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sterling. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sterling.

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

The official website for Cayuga County: www.co.cayuga.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3259, Longitude: -76.6449       In this case, the coordinates for Sterling 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 Sterling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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