Town of
Granby
History

Bowen's Corners General Store (Click to Enlarge)

History

Table Of Contents:
The Town of Granby (population 7,009) is in southwest Oswego County.  Settled in 1792, the town was formed from Hannibal in 1818.  Located on the west bank of the Oswego River, the town had adequate water power, especially at Oswego Falls (now in City of Fulton.)  Thew Syracuse and Oswego Railroad (1848) passed through the town and encouraged woolen factories in the Civil War era.  When Southern produce became unavailable during the war, tobacco was raised for a time.  In the late 19th century it became a dairy town but also produced potatoes and strawberries on the upland and lettuce and onions on the muck-land.  Many residents worked in Fulton, Oswego, and elsewhere.
Contacts:
Historian
John Snow Jr
Office of Historian
820 County Route 8
Fulton, NY 13069
Email:
Phone: 315-598-6500 ext 29

 

Summer Office Hours!!  

 

John Snow, Jr. will be in the office Tuesday nights from 4-7 and Wednesdays from 12-6.  Please call ahead as sometimes he will be researching off site. 

Images:
Train Station at South Granby (Click to Enlarge)
Austin's at Home (Click to Enlarge)