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Junius is a town in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Junius is in the northwest corner of the county and is east of Geneva, New York.

History

Junius was part of the Central New York Military Tract used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. The region was first settled around 1795.

The town was set apart from the Town of Fayette in 1803. Junius was subsequently divided to form new towns: Wolcott, in Wayne County (1807), Galen also in Wayne County (1812), Seneca Falls (1829), Tyre (1829), and Waterloo (1829).

The Cobblestone Farmhouse at 1027 Stone Church Rd., Cobblestone Farmhouse at 1111 Stone Church Road, Cobblestone Farmhouse at 1229 Birdsey Road, and John Graves Cobblestone Farmhouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (70 km2), of which, 26.7 square miles (69 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.41%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Ontario County, and the north town line is the border of Wayne County.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the town. New York State Route 318 is an east-west highway in the town running parallel to the Thruway. New York State Route 414 is a north-south highway crossing a few arces in the far north-eastern part of Junius.

Communities and locations in Junius

  • Dublin A hamlet in the central part of the town, formerly called "Junius Post Office." The community is at the junction of County Roads 108 and 109.

  • Junius Ponds A cluster of ponds near the west town line. The name is also used for a nearby service area on the Thruway.

  • Malcom A location on NY-414 in the northeast of the town.

  • Stone Church Corner A hamlet on NY-318.

  • Thompson A hamlet at the west town line in the northwest of Junius on County Road 109.

  • West Junius is a hamlet, not in the Town of Junius, but just west of the west town line in Ontario County

 
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