History

Venice was formed from Scipio January 30th, 1823, and derives its name from Venice, a city in Italy.  It is an interior town, lying in the south part of the County, at the head of Owasco Lake, which borders upon the northeast corner.  It is bounded on the north by Scipio, on the east by Moravia & Locke, on the south by Genoa, and on the west by Ledyard.

The surface is a rolling upland, whose summits are 300 to 400 feet above Owasco Lake.  The declivities on the lake and west bank of Salmon Creek are steep, though generally the hillsides are long, narrow slopes.

Its waters are Salmon & Little Salmon Creeks and their tributaries, and numerous small stream, which head in the east part and flow east, emptying into the the lake & its inlet.

There are several slate quarries which have been worked more or less for 50 years, but more extensively in recent years.

The Utica, Ithaca & Elmira Railroad extended through the center of town, along the valley on the east side of the Salmon Creek.  The Southern Central Railroad crossed the north-east corner of the town and had it's station (Cascade) with its limits.  The former railroad is also know as the western extension of the Midland Railroad.  It was leased by the Utica, Ithaca U& Elmira Railroad Company and was opened in 1872.

The above is from the "History of Cayuga County, New York 1789 - 1879" by Elliot G. Storke


 

Today, the Town of Venice is most commonly know for its role in the agricultural world, boasting many family owned and operated dairy and crop farms....

 

 

Venice population as of the 2010 Census (Census's completed every 10 years) was approximately 1368 residents (approximately 41.14 square feet)...

 

See Wikipedia for more information on the Town of Venice and Maps...

Local/Surrounding Business's

 

  • Ag Trac, 1044 Route 34, Genoa ~ 315-497-1650
  • Amerigas, 966 Route 34, Genoa ~ 315-497-3140
  • Aurora Free Library, Main St, Aurora ~ 315-364-8074
  • Carol Disanto Appraisals, 8589 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5600
  • Cayuga County Health Department, Auburn, NY ~ 315-253-1560
  • Clarity Connect Internet, 607-257-8268
  • Cream at the Top Ice Cream, Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-7504
  • Dave Bell Auto, 2484 Route 34B, Aurora ~ 315-364-5393
  • Disanto Propane, 929 Route 34, Genoa ~ 877-275-4827
  • Dodge City Clippers, Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-3071
  • Feher Rubbish ~ 315-422-0715
  • Franklin Ag Services, 2086 W. Corey Rd, Venice Center ~ 315-515-9262
  • Gary Denman Masonry, 2739 Booth Rd, Venice Center ~ 315-224-5243
  • Genoa Car Wash, 946 Route 34, Genoa ~ 315-497-2788
  • Genoa Hotel, 10060 Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-9565
  • Genoa Mini Storage, Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-2612
  • Genoa Sand & Gravel, 3046 Blakely Rd, Genoa ~ 315-497-3730
  • Hazard Library, P.O. Box 3, 2485 Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-7975
  • Hometown Florist, 8730 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5116
  • Jessie Shannon Licensed Massage Therapist, 10146 Route 90, Genoa ~ 607-279-7792
  • Joe's ATV, 2476 Route 34B, Poplar Ridge ~ 315-364-7973
  • Kenyon Electric, 1244 Route 34, Genoa ~ 315-729-4273
  • King Ferry Barber, Route 90, King Ferry ~ 607-533-4771
  • King Ferry Bottling Co, 943 Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-730-7707
  • King Ferry Bowling & Pizzeria, Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5124
  • King Ferry Golf Club, 1309 Clearview Rd, King Ferry ~ 315-364-7343
  • King Ferry Hotel, 1847 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5124
  • King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5100
  • Love, Learning & Laughs Group Family Daycare ~ 1781 Indian Field Rd, Genoa ~ 315-283-8075
  • Mahaney Trucking, 928 Mahaney Rd, King Ferry ~ 315-364-7366
  • Mandel Therapy Group, 8842 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-7366
  • Modern Market Grocery Store, 1 E. Cayuga St, Moravia ~ 315-497-1911
  • Owasco Airfield (NY92), 3900 Long Hill Rd, Venice Center
  • Raffery Masonry, Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-8131
  • Ragusa Equipment, 632 Bartnick Rd, Genoa ~ 315-364-8633
  • RLS Auto Repair, Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-8857
  • Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-0576
  • Southern Cayuga Collision, 9129 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5104
  • Southern Cayuga Central School, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora ~ 315-364-8711
  • Tender Loving Compost, 1049 Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5762
  • The Pit Stop, 1021 Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-3578
  • Turek Farms Produce, 8558 Route 90, King Ferry ~ 315-364-5257 VanBenschoten Tree Service, Insured, 607-898-4464
  • Venice Enterprises (trucking), 2832 Long Hill Rd, Venice Center ~ 315-364-5522
  • Venice Pavilion, Route 34, Venice Center ~ 315-497-1898
  • WeCare Trash ~ 315-689-3910
  • Wells College, 170 Main St, Aurora ~ 315-364-3266
  • Wilcox General Store, 1595 Route 34B, King Ferry ~ 315-364-8076

 

 

More information to follow... local contractors, lawn/yard care, etc... if you are a local business and would like us to include you in our list, please email your information to the Town of Venice.

 

 

 

 

Halloween History

From the Syracuse.com archives: The most memorable Halloween pranks ~ I wonder who they were...

Butternut squash roadblock - Venice, 1955

A couple Moravia boys were in trouble after a pre-Halloween prank nearly went too far. And they might have gotten away with it, but they had to get in one more before calling it a night.

The three boys would later admit they dumped a bag of straw and two bags of garbage onto the driveway of a widow in Venice, just south of Auburn.

They then poured two gallons of kerosene down the wheel tracks in the driveway toward the pile of straw and garbage.

The widow heard the commotion and came out to rescue her car from the flames and called the fire department. The fire got to within six feet of her house.

The youths fled, but a second prank would do them in.

Four crates of butternut squash were taken from a farmer and thrown into a road. A tip from the farmer led to the arrest of one of the boys, who implicated another and soon all their night’s activities were known.

Two of the boys faced 5 to 15 days in jail.

For more pranks/original article click here:  SYRACUSE

 

 

Cemeteries

  • Cannon Cemetery (1813)
  • East Venice Cemetery, Myers Road (1804)
  • Freeman Cemetery
  • Friends Cemetery (1854)
  • Husted Cemetery (1823)
  • Old Cemetery
  • Rathbun Cemetery (1823)
  • Ridgeway Cemetery, Crnr of 34B/Britt Road (1833)
  • Tuppers Corners Cemetery (1808)
  • Venice Center Cemetery, State Route 34 (1809)
  • Venice Rural/Stewarts Corners Cemetery (1801)

 

Map of cemeteries available on the here...

For a list of who's buried in each click here...

 

Dates reflect the oldest grave stone not necessarily the oldest burial.

Churches

Venice & surrounding area:

  • Friends, 1868 Poplar Ridge Rd, PO Box 53, Poplar Ridge
  • King Ferry Presbyterian, 8821 St. Rt. 90, King Ferry     315-364-7235
  • Ledyard United Methodist, 1609 St. Rt. 34B, Ledyard     315-252-4790
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic, Route 90, King Ferry     315-364-7747
  • Reformed Baptist, Venice Center ~ 315-776-5230
  • United Church, 10071 Route 90, Genoa ~ 315-497-9127
  • Venice Baptist, 2457 Stewarts Corners Rd, Venice Center