Cortland County Historian 

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     My name is Jeremy Boylan. I was appointed as the Cortland County Historian in the fall of 2006. The County Historian is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the legislature and the county administrator. At the legislature’s January organizational meeting I was reappointed to the post. The County Historian is an interesting position with a variety of responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is putting together the Cortland County Bicentennial celebrations in 2008.

      It is the role of the County Historian to research and document the history of the county, as well as the legislative body which oversees it. In this case it is the Cortland County Legislature. If our legislators or county departments have a question or a project that needs historical research, they can call the County Historian. The County Historian also performs historical searches for citizens seeking information on Cortland County.

      In Cortland County the historian is charged with overseeing the daily operations at the Cortland Records Center. This facility is a cooperative effort with the city of Cortland to store all inactive and permanent records. While many of these are public records, the public may only view them with permission from the department in which the record originated.

      If you have a question related to Cortland County records or Cortland County history, please give me a call at 753-5360, or e-mail me at