Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 357.
TOMPKINS COUNTY, situated in the south part of New York, with Cayuga and Seneca lakes at the northwest. Area, 580 square miles. Face of the country, hilly; soil, productive. Seat of justice, Ithaca. Pop. in 1820, 26,178; in 1830, 36,545; in 1840, 37,948; in 1850, 38,748.