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Cicero (T)

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Cicero is a town in Onondaga County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 27,982 at the 2000 census. A clerk interested in the classics, honoring Cicero, a Roman statesman, assigned the name of the town. The town of Cicero is in the central part of New York, north of Syracuse. It is a northern suburb of Syracuse and is located in the northeast part of Onondaga County.
Cicero was one of the townships of the former Central New York Military Tract, land reserved for soldiers of the American Revolution. The town of Cicero was formed in 1790 as a township in the military tract, but was part of the town of Lysander when Onondaga County was formed in 1794 and was separated from Lysander in 1807. The first settler to arrive was John Leach, who established a tavern at Cody's Corners. In 1827, part of Cicero was used to found the town of clay.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 125.6 square kilometers, and about 125.5 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.1 square kilometers is covered by water. The north town line of Cicero, marked by the Oneida River is the border of Oswego County. The east town line is the border of Madison County, marked by the Chittenango Creek.
At the Northern border of Cicero is Oneida Lake, one of the largest bodies of water located within New York State. Also within Cicero is a fairly large swamp named Cicero Swamp. Cicero consists of mainly wetland, forests and a large and growing number of housing developments. The reconstructed Erie Canal follows the Oneida River along the north town line.
Cicero is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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