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Welcome to Sterling ...

Sterling is located in Cayuga County<1>.

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

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

Sterling is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sterling is located in the (315) area code.

Websites for Sterling ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cayugacountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Sterling, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sterling ...

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

  • Lysander [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lysander
    • Lysander [Onondaga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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
  • Oswego [Oswego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
    • Oswego [Oswego County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,221 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oswego<6>
  • Fulton [Oswego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Oswego County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<6>
  • Schroeppel [Oswego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schroeppel
    • Schroeppel [Oswego County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,064 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schroeppel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schroeppel
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwinsville [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwinsville
      • Baldwinsville [Onondaga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Oswego [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Oswego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> 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
    • Scriba [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scriba
      • Scriba [Oswego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scriba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scriba
    • Granby [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Oswego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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
    • Volney [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volney
      • Volney [Oswego County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volney
    • Hannibal [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal [Oswego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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

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 Sterling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sterling.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sterling. 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 Sterling.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling. See our Newspapers Page for Sterling.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling ...

Looking for more information about Sterling? 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 Sterling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sterling.

Adding Sterling to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sterling 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 Sterling was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Cayuga, 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 Sterling 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 Sterling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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).
<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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