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Do you know of Venice ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Venice. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Venice.

Our sources for Venice (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Venice other than they indicate that Venice would be found somewhere in Cayuga County, New York.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1823 and closed  in 1903.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Venice ...

We found eighteen communities that share the name Venice.

Within New York, the name Venice is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, seventeen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Venice.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Venice [Ashley County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Venice [Los Angeles County].
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Venice [Chaffee County].
    • Florida
      • Manatee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Venice [Manatee County].
      • Sarasota County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Venice [Sarasota County].
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Venice [Madison County].
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Venice [Sedgwick County].
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Venice [Plaquemines Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Venice [Shiawassee County].
    • Missouri
      • Shannon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Venice [Shannon County].
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Venice [Douglas County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Venice [Butler County].
      • Erie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Venice [Erie County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Venice [Washington County].
    • Utah
      • Sevier County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Venice [Sevier County].
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Venice [Kitsap County].
      • Pacific County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Venice [Pacific County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Venice ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Venice:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Venice - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846)
Published by John T. Towers

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

The FIPS database contains an entry for Venice.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 36/77013   (Place Name: Venice)

County: Cayuga     (FIPS State/County: 36/011)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Venice) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

More Orphans in  Cayuga County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Cayuga County.

Auburn SoutheastKinsler's
Aurelius StationKoenig's Point
Aurelius 
 Lake Como
Bolts Corners 
 Myers
Clear View 
 Nine Corners
Dougal's 
 Owasco Lake
Ellsworth 
 Port Byron Station
Farleys Point 
 Scipio
Goodyear'sSeneca River
 South Venice
Ira StationSpringport
Ithaca JunctionSterling Center
 Sterling Station
Jackson 
 Woods
King's Ferry StationWyckoffs Station
Kings Ferry 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Venice could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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