Ossian Center

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4706 Ossian Hill Road
Dansville, New York
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Ossian Center
Settled in 1804 by Judge Richard and James Porter.  They, with their brother, Nathaniel, were the first settlers in town


By the State Education Department — 1932

What was there

The community of Ossian Center, which included a sawmill and a gristmill.

What is there now

A very rural four-corners in the extreme southernmost part of Livingston County.  Ossian Town Hall is on one corner, an aging garage on another, a private residence on the third, and an agricultural plot on the fourth.

More information

  • Originally part of Allegany County, Ossian annexed to Livingston County around 1856.  Ossian was the least populous town in Livingston County according to the 1990 Census, with 797 inhabitants.
  • Ossian, NY – Wikipedia
  • History of Ossian

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Kelly Lucero


Posted: October 2, 2012


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