Onondaga County New York
The Onondaga County Courthouse is located at 401 Montgomery Street, Syracuse NY 13202; phone: 315-435-2070.
Onondaga County was erected in 1794 out of lands formerly part of Herkimer County. Originally its bounds include what would become Cayuga, Cortland, and Oswego counties. It is a land of lakes, among the largest are: Oneida, Skaneateles, Onondaga, and Otisco. Early white settlement began around 1799. Prior to that native Americans known as "Onontakeka" (People of the Hills) who were part of the Iroqouis Nation.