DescriptionCazenovia embraces the end of Cazenovia Lake, originally called Ho-wah-ge-neh (lake where the yellow perch swim) by Native Americans. In 1793 John Lincklaen, a land agent for the Holland Land Co., settled in this area and renamed the site for Theophile Cazenove, the general agent for the company. The village first prospered as the economic crossroads of the region.
The invention of the modern game of football is credited to Cazenovia native Gerrit Smith Miller, who adapted it from a form of rugby around 1860.
Visitor InfoGreater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce 59 Albany St. CAZENOVIA, NY 13035. Phone:(315)655-9243
Things to SeeLorenzo State Historic Site