DISCOVER OUR HERITAGE

Welcome to the Town of Delhi Historical Society

Town of Delhi, NY - Historical Society

The Town of Delhi has a proud agricultural and educational history. The Historical Society seeks to preserve and share our heritage and culture though an annual series of programs at the Cannon Free Library and exhibits at our home in the Cannon House on Delhi's Main Street. We invite you to learn about our activities and to join us soon and often!

 

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Join us in building the history timeline for the Town of Delhi. If you know of an event to add to the timeline, please tell us! We will research your suggestion and if verifiable, we will add it to the timeline and credit you (if you like). If you have photos or other supporting documentation that you would allow us to use, or you would like to contribute to the DHS, please let us know.

 

1821

Fire Department

The Delhi Fire Department was formed.
1821

Village of Delhi

The Village of Delhi was incorporated.
1819

Delaware Academy

The Delaware Academy was established by an act of the New York State Legislature.
1819

More Religious Diversity

In this year, an Episcopal congregation was formed.
1811

First Church Building

The first church building was erected in the Town of Delhi on the "Flats" for the Scottish Presbyterian Church.
1809

First Masonic Order

Cassia Lodge No. 180 was instituted in Delhi.
1804

First Congregation

The Associate Reformed Church congregation, made up of Scottish settlers, met in Leal's barn on the "Flats".
1800

Salt Spring

Deer and Elk flocked to the salt spring on the Frisbee Farm; the elk giving the creek its name.
1800

First School

School District #1 was created in the Elk Creek area.
1798

Town Formed

The Town of Delhi was established in 1798.
1797

Fraser

Ebenezer Foote settled at what is now Fraser. Foote is credited with giving Delhi its name.
1795

First Industry

Oliver Peake settled and built a sawmill at the mouth of this creek, which is now named for him.
1785

First Settler in Delhi

Jacob Platner settled on a farm at the mouth of the brook that bears his name. We know it as Fraser today. http://bit.ly/1oxpUvk

 

 

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