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Geddes (T)

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Geddes is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 17,740 at the 2000 census. The town is named after James Geddes. The Town of Geddes is west of the neighborhood of Far Westside of Syracuse. The town is a western suburb of Syracuse. The town was formed from the Town of Salina in 1848. It is named after James Geddes, a prominent early settler who settled at the head of Onondaga Lake in 1794 and developed the salt industry.
Geddes had its name from its noted citizen James Geddes, who visited Onondaga in 1793, and came there permanently in April, 1794, having formed a company to make salt.  The others came in June. The Indian claims were soon arranged, but the Salt Point people were not friendly. However, a road was carried across the marsh from the works on the western side to the road from Onondaga Hollow to Salt Point. Geddes is on the west shore of Onondaga Lake.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.3 percent under the age of 18, 6.4 percent from 18 to 24, 25.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 21.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
Communities and locations in Geddes are Lakeland which is a hamlet in the northwest part of Geddes,  Lakeside which is a location north of Lakeland, Lindbergh Lawns which is a location in the northern part of the town, Solvay, The village of Solvay is in the southeast part of Geddes and Westvale which is a hamlet at the south of Solvay.
Geddes is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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