John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 319.
Cayuga County, N. Y., c. h. at Auburn. W. central part. Extends from Lake Erie S. along the E. shore of Seneca Lake. It contains Owasco Lake, and includes the upper W. shore of Skeneatales Lake. It is crossed by the Erie Canal and by the Rochester and Syracuse Railroad. The soil is very fertile, yielding large crops of grain of different kinds. There are several important sulphur and saline springs, and also a chalybeate spring in the county.