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Welcome to Cayuga County and the Cayuga region in the State of New York. Here on our website, you can find information about Cayuga Community College, Cayuga Camp, Cayuga Lake and much more.

Cayuga County was formed in 1799 by the splitting of Onondaga County. This county was, however, much larger than the present Cayuga County. At that time, Cayuga County included the present Seneca and Tompkins Counties. The county extends from Lake Ontario halfway down the eastern side of Lake Cayuga. Ithaca, home of Cornell University at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, in adjacent Tompkins county.

The population of Cayuga County is approximately 80,000, and has been declining since the mid-1990's.

Cayuga Community College is county-sponsored but part of the State University of New York. The famous Cayuga Camp in Cayuga County is only about three hours away from New York City.

Cayuga Lake is the longest of western New York state's Finger Lakes and probably the most visited of the lakes.