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Tompkins County   Tompkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, and comprises the whole of the Ithaca metropolitan area. The name is in honor of Daniel D. Tompkins, who served as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States of America. Tompkins County is in the west central part of New York State, south of Syracuse and northwest of Binghamton. It is usually geographically grouped with the Central New York region, but locals often consider themselves to be part of the Southern Tier.

  • Tompkins 211 (Information and Referral. 2-1-1 works a bit like 911. Calls to 2-1-1 are routed by the local telephone company to a local or regional calling center. The 2-1-1 center's I&R specialists gather information on the caller's needs, access databases of resources available from private, not-for-profit, and public health and human service agencies, match the callers' needs to available resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can help.
  • City of Ithaca Reference Guide
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    City of Ithaca    

    Buses - Local

    Tompkins County Consolidated Transit (TCAT) provides regularly scheduled bus service throughout downtown and Tompkins County. The main downtown bus stops are located at either side of the Commons on Green, and Seneca Streets, and at its western end on Cayuga St.

    In addition, a convenient shuttle route (#10), featuring a replica trolley, takes passengers from downtown to Cornell University and back every ten minutes between 10am and 2pm Monday-Friday. The shuttle departs from the station at the corners of Seneca and Tioga Streets

    For more information on any of TCAT’s routes please visit their website at: www.tcatbus.com

    Greater Ithaca  The term "Greater Ithaca" encompasses both the City and Town of Ithaca, as well as several smaller settled places within or adjacent to the Town:

    Town of Ithaca

    Town of Caroline  The Town of Caroline is on the county's southeast border and is southeast of Ithaca, New York. The town was first settled around 1794 while the region was still part of Tioga County. Caroline was part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase (1791). The Town of Caroline was formed from the Town of Spencer (now in Tioga County) in 1811. Students in the Town of Caroline are dispersed into several school districts: Dryden, Ithaca, Candor, and Newark Valley. A school located within the town is the Caroline Elementary School of the Ithaca City School District.

    Communities and locations in Caroline

    • Besemer (formerly "Besemer Depot") – A location on NY-79 in the northwest corner of the town.
    • Brooktondale – A hamlet near the west town line.
    • Caroline – A hamlet on NY-79 at the north town line.
    • Caroline Center (formerly "Centerville") – A hamlet centrally located in the town.
    • Caroline Depot – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town and south of Brooktondale.
    • Guide Board Corners – A location south of Slaterville Springs.
    • Slaterville Springs (formerly "Slaterville") – A hamlet on NY-79, home of Caroline Town Hall.
    • Speedsville – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town.
    • West Slaterville (formerly "Boiceville") – A hamlet on NY-79 near the north town line. It was the site of the first town meeting.
    • White Church – A hamlet in the southwest part of Caroline.

    Town of Danby The Town of Danby is located in the south part of the county and is south of the City of Ithaca. Danby was first settled around 1797. Danby was formed in 1811 from the Town of Spencer (now in Tioga County). In 1839, a part of the Town of Caroline was added to Danby, and part of Danby was lost to the Town of Dryden in 1856. Students of danby will attend Ithaca City Schools.

    Communities and locations in Danby

    • Buttermilk Falls State Park – A part of the state park is located in the town, southwest of Danby village.
    • Caroline Depot – A hamlet at the east town line.
    • Danby (formerly "Beers Settlement") – The hamlet of Danby is located on NY-96B.
    • Point O' Rocks – A location by the south town line.
    • South Danby – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
    • West Danby – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town by the Cayuga Inlet. It was first settled around 1814.
    • White Hawk – An ecovillage that is to the south of Ithaca, NY.

    Town of Dryden Dryden is a town in Tompkins County, New York, USA. The population was 13,532 at the 2000 census.[1] The town contains two villages: one also named Dryden and one named Freeville. The town is on the county's eastern border, east of Ithaca. The Dryden Central School District is made up of Elementary schools in Mclean, Freeville, and Dryden, and a Middle and High School in Dryden.

    Communities and locations in the Town of Dryden

    • Bethel Grove – A hamlet on NY-79 in the southwest part of the town.
    • Dryden – A village located on NY-13.
    • Dryden Lake – A small lake near the east town line.
    • Dryden Lake Wildlife Management Area – A conservation area by the east town line.
    • Ellis (or "Ellis Hollow") – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
    • Etna – A hamlet located near Ithaca.
    • Freeville – A village located on NY-38.
    • Hibbards Corners – A location in the western part of the town.
    • Howland Corners – A location at the west town line on NY-34B.
    • Lacy Corners – A hamlet north of Dryden village.
    • Malloryville – A location in the northeast part of Dryden.
    • Peruton – A location by the north town line.
    • Red Mills – A hamlet northeast of Freeville.
    • Smith Corners – A location at the west town line south of Howland Corners.
    • Varna – A hamlet located near the west town line on NY-366.
    • West Dryden – A hamlet in the northwest part of Dryden.
    • Willow Glen – A location west of Dryden village on NY-13.
    • Village of Dryden

    Town of Enfield The Town of Enfield is located on the western border of the county and is west of Ithaca. The town was first settled around 1804. The Town of Enfield was formed in 1821 from part of the Town of Ulysses. Enfield Elementary is part of the Ithaca City School District.

    Communities and locations in Enfield

    • Applegate Corner – A location marked by the intersection of NY-79 and Applegate Road.
    • Black Oaks Corner – A location marked by the intersection of Harvey Hill Rd and Black Oak Road.
    • Bostwick Corners – A hamlet at the intersection of NY-327 with Bostwick Rd. to East and Harvey Hill Road. to West.
    • Christian Hill – A hamlet on the north town line.
    • Enfield Center (or "Enfield") – The hamlet of Enfield Center on NY-327 at intersection of Enfield Center Roads (East and West).
    • Enfield Glen – A gorge in Robert H. Treman State Park, near the south town line.
    • Hayt Corner – A location in the northeast part of Enfield.
    • Kennedy Corner – A location on NY-79.
    • Millers Corners – Intersection of NY-79 with Enfield Main Road (NY-327) to the South and Halseyville Road to the North.
    • Roloson Corner – Intersection of NY-79 with Black Oak Road to the South and Waterburg Road to the North.
    • Van Dorn Corner – A location on NY-79.
    • Whipple Corner – A hamlet on the east town line.

    Town of Groton Groton was in the former Central New York Military Tract. The town was formed in 1817, before the formation of Tompkins County, from the Town of Locke (in Cayuga County) as the "Town of Division." Many of the early residents from New England elected to change the name to "Groton." In 1888, the community of Groton separated from the town by incorporating as a village. The Groton Central School District has Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

    Communities and locations in the Town of Groton

    • Benson Corners – A location in the southwest part of the town.
    • Carey Corners – A location northeast of Fitts Corners.
    • Fitts Corners – A hamlet near the south town line.
    • Groton – The Village of Groton at NY-38 and NY-222.
    • Groton City – a partial ghost town in the northeast part of Groton on County Road 103. It has about 10-20 residents and was formerly known as "Slab City."
    • Grotto – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
    • Harts Corners – A location on the south town line, south of Fitts Corners.
    • Lafayette Corners – A hamlet east of Groton village on NY-222.
    • Ludlow Corners – A location in the southwest part of Groton.
    • McLean – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
    • Morton Corners – A hamlet northeast of Groton village.
    • Mosher Corners – A hamlet west of Groton village on NY-222.
    • Mud Schoolhouse Corners – A location in the southeast part of Groton on County Road 180.
    • Nubia – A hamlet south of Lafayette Corners.
    • Peruton – A hamlet at the south town line.
    • Peruville – A hamlet near the south town line.
    • Pierson Corners – A location east of West Groton.
    • Pleasant Valley – A hamlet in the southwest part of Groton.
    • Stevens Corners – A location north of McLean.
    • West Groton – A hamlet in the northwest corner of Groton.

    Town of Lansing The Town of Lansing has within it a village named Lansing. The town is on the north border of the county, north of the City of Ithaca. Lansing, located on the Eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes district of New York, was within the realm of the Cayuga tribe. The Mandalin Expedition of 1779 passed through the area to destroy native villages in retaliation for raids on colonists. In 1760, the area was divided into lots (the Central New York Military Tract) to pay the Revolutionary war soldiers for their service. The first settlers came to Lansing in 1764. John Lemming, Secretary to General Schuyler, was charged with granting this land. The Town of Lansing was formed in 1817 from the Town of Genoa (in Cayuga County) when Tompkins County was established. The Lansing Central School District has an elementary, Middle, and High School.

    Communities and locations in the Town of Lansing

    • Asbury – A hamlet north of Lansing village.
    • Buck Corners – A location south of Lansingville.
    • Dublin Corners – A location north of South Lansing.
    • East Lansing – A location near the east town line.
    • Head Corners – A hamlet east of Asbury.
    • Howland Corners – A hamlet on the east town line.
    • Howser Corners – A location south of North Lansing.
    • Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) – The airport serving the Ithaca area is northeast of Lansing village in the south part of the town.
    • Lake Ridge – A hamlet on NY-34B in the northwest part of Lansing.
    • Lake Ridge Point – A projection into Lake Cayuga in the northwest part of Lansing.
    • Lansing – The Village of Lansing is near the south town line on NY-13.
    • Lansing Residential Center – A New York medium security correctional facility for girls.
    • Lansing Station – A location near the shore of Lake Cayuga.
    • Lansingville – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
    • Ludlowville – A hamlet northwest of South Lansing.
    • McKinneys – A hamlet near the shore of Cayuga Lake and on NY-34 in the southwest corner of Lansing.
    • Midway – A hamlet on NY-34, north of Terpening Corners.
    • Munson Corners – A location near the east town line.
    • Myers – A hamlet west of South Lansing.
    • Norten – A hamlet on the shore of Cayuga Lake north of Portland.
    • North Lansing – A hamlet on NY-34 in the northeast corner of the town.
    • Portland – A hamlet on the shore of Cayuga Lake by Portland Point.
    • Portland Point – A projection into Cayuga Lake in the southwest part of Lansing.
    • Rogues Harbor – A former section of the town known for thievery and misbehavior.
    • Smith Corners – A location on the east town line.
    • South Lansing – A hamlet at the junction of NY-34 and NY-34B in the western part of the town.
    • Terpening Corners – A hamlet east of South Lansing by NY-34.

    Town of Newfield Newfield was formed, before Tompkins County was created, from the Town of Spencer (in Tioga County) in 1811 as the "Town of Cayuta." In 1822, the town assumed its current name. The Newfield Central School Disctirct has an Elementary, Middle, and High School.

    Communities and locations in Newfield

    • Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area – A conservation area in the northwest part of Newfield.
    • Kellogg Corners – A location south of Newfield village.
    • Newfield – The hamlet of Newfield is located on NY-13.
    • Newfield Station – A location northeast of Newfield village on NY-34
    • Robert H. Treman State Park – A state park partly in the north part of the town.
    • Stratton – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town on NY-34.
    • Trumbull Corners – A hamlet northwest of Newfield village.

    Town of Ulysses Ulysses, New York was once comprised of the city of Ithaca, the village of Trumansburg, and several smaller communities. Today the township of Ulysses is made up of the smaller communities known as Halseyville, Jacksonville, Krum's Corners, Podunk, Waterburg, Willow Creek and the village of Trumansburg. The eastern town line is at Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. The town's northern boundary line is the border of Seneca County. Central area public schools are located in Trumansburg, NY. The elementary, middle, and high schools are located in one central complex. Trumansburg Central Schools http://www.tburg.k12.ny.us 
     

  • Trumansburg Elementary School
  • Russell I. Doig Middle School
  • Charles O. Dickerson High School

    Communities and locations in Ulysses

    • Christian Hill – A location on the south town line by the southeast corner of Ulysses.
    • DuBoise Corner – A hamlet near Cayuga Lake in the southeast part of the town.
    • Halseyville – A hamlet, named after the Halsey family, early settlers, southeast of Trumansburg.
    • Jacksonville – A hamlet previously named "Harlows Corners" and "Van Cortland Village," prior to being renamed after Andrew Jackson. It is southeast of Trumansburg on NY-96.
    • Krum's Corner – A hamlet, named after the Krum family, early settlers, in the southeast part of the town on NY-96.
    • Perry City – A hamlet founded by The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and still home to the original Quaker Meeting House. The community is just past the west town line.
    • Podunk – A hamlet named after the sound of water passing over a mill wheel. It is located south of Trumansburg.
    • Taughannock Creek – A stream flowing through the state park and forming a waterfall.
    • Taughannock Falls – (1) One of the highest single-drop waterfalls East of the Rocky Mountains, (2) A hamlet southeast of Trumansburg.
    • Taughannock Falls State Park – A state park in the northeast corner of the town.
    • Taughannock Point – A projection into Cayuga Lake in the northeast corner of the town.
    • Trumansburg – The Village of Trumansburg is in the northwest part of the town on NY-96.
    • Waterburg – A hamlet south of Trumansburg.
    • Willow Creek – An area surrounding Willow Creek (A stream flowing into Cayuga Lake), which feeds into Cayuga Lake at Goodwin's Point (current site of Taughannock Falls State Park). The 'neighborhood' consists of the entirety of Gorge Road, Kraft Road, Garrett Road, Houghton Road, Albrectson Road, and Willow Creek Road. Also, portions of Duboise Road (from Perry City to Kraft Roads), Krums Corners Road (from Duboise Road to Smith Farm), Agard Road (from Taughannock Blvd. to Jacksonville Road), Jacksonville Road (from Kraft Road to Gorge Road), and Taughannock Blvd (from Garrett Road to Gorge Road). Residents in the neighborhood have held an annual community picnic at Taughannock Falls State Park since 1950.

    Village of Trumansburg Trumansburg's rich history dates back well over 200 years. Largely Iroquois and Algonquin Indian land prior to the late 1700's, the area was awarded to Abner Treman, a captain in the Revolutionary War, for his distinguished service in various campaigns in and around New York State. He and his family began to settle the area in 1792. The Village of Trumansburg was officially incorporated in 1872.

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    Buses - Intercity

    Bus service from downtown Ithaca (station located at 710 W. State St., take the #21 TCAT bus from The Commons) to Syracuse, New York City, Elmira, and other exotic destinations are available from the following providers:

    New York Trailways ­ (800) 295-5555
    Serving Western New York to points throughout New York State and the Northeast.

    Greyhound Bus Lines ­ (800) 231-2222
    or local (607) 272-7930

    Shortline Bus/CoachUSA ­ 277-8800
    Frequent daily service to NYC, Long Island, Ridgewood NJ, White Plains, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton, Olean and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

    Taxis

    Several taxi companies provide service in and to downtown Ithaca from points in Tompkins County.

    Ithaca Dispatch Inc. ­ 277-8294 or 277-2227
    Dispatch service for Blue Light Transportation, Cayuga Taxi Co., and University Taxi.airport

    Airport Luxury Sedans ­ 753-9180
    Business travel and long distance service. Service to the Syracuse Airport is their specialty.

    Airport

    Ithaca/Tompkins Regional Airport - 257-0456
    This airport is only a ten minute drive from downtown, and is served by TCAT bus #31 and taxi service. For further information, visit the airport website at: www.flyithaca.com

    Tax Information by County:

     

  • Cortland County Tax Information: http://www.cortland-co.org/rpts/index.html

  • Chemung County Tax Information: Chemung County Assessment Department
                                                         Chemung County Tax Rates

  • Seneca County Tax Information:     Seneca County Assessment Department
                                                          Seneca County Tax Rates

  • Tioga County Tax Information:  Tioga County Assessment Department
                                                    Tioga County School Tax Rates
                                                    Tioga County Property Tax Rates

  • Cayuga County Tax Information: Cayuga County Assessment Department
                                                      Cayuga County Tax Rates

  • Tompkins County Tax Information : http://www.tompkins-co.org/assessment/online.html

  • Attorneys

        Albanese Law Office
        607-272-5212

        Barney, Grossman, Dubow and Marcus
        607-273-6841

        Harris Beach, PLLC
        607-273-6444

        Adams, Theisen, May, Miller, Yehl
        607-272-3442

        Hines and Allen
        607-273-6111

        Mazza and Mazza
        607-273-6000

        Holmberg, Galbraith, Van Houten and Miller
        607-273-5475

    Contractors

        Scott Quick Construction/ Scott Quick 607-227-3637

        Snyder Construction
        607-592-4912

        Ithaca Building Company
        607-327-0184

        Cosentini Construction Inc.
        607-277-2700

        Ithaca Construction 
        607-226-8238

    Electricians

        Pleasant Valley Electric
        607-272-6922

        Sparks Electric Company
        607-273-0029

        John Edwards
        315-563-7049

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        Inside Out Inspections
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        Carina Construction Services
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        607-795-3301
       
        A Closer Look Inspections
        607-844-3399
     
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    Insurance Agencies

        George B Bailey Agency
        607-844-8626

        Tompkins Insurance Agencies
        607-257-4440

        Andrews Agency
        607-273-7551

     
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