Cayuga County is named for the Cayuga Native American tribe.
Created: March 8, 1799
Aurora 1799 – 1809
Auburn 1809 – present
County Courthouse – Auburn
Location: 152 Genesee Street / Court Street
Built: 1835 – 1836
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: John L Hagaman
Contractor: John L Hagaman
Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story buff colored stone style structure. The northwest front has a large porch supported by six large columns rising to the top of the second story with windows on the third story and a pediment above. The building was rebuilt after a fire in 1922 and completed in 1924. The third story was added. The architect was Samuel Hilger and Carl C Tallman. The building was renovated in 1978. The architect was Beardsley & Beardsley and the contractor was Beardsley & Beardsley.
County Clerk’s Building – Auburn
Location: 158 Genesee Street / Court Street
Built: 1882 – 1883
Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure.
County Administration – Auburn
Location: 160 Genesee Street / Court Street
Built: 1966 – 1967
Architect: Beardsley & Beardsley
Contractor: The Visconti Corporation
Description: The building faces northwest and is a six story glass and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.
N – Lake Ontario and Osewego County
S – Tompkins County
Photos taken 2010