Exploring the Cincinnatus Historic District

The historic district in the community of Cincinnatus, located in the south central New York county of Cortland, features 14 separate properties with historic significance. Placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1984, the town with a population of just over 1,000 residents is named after Roman general Cincinnatus.

Among the historic landmarks that make up the historic district of Cincinnatus includes the Congressional Church, Kellogg Free Library and various residences of historic significance. The 14 properties and their 27 associated buildings include a church, library and 12 residences.

Planning Your Stay and Accommodations in Cincinnatus, NY

To discover the history and heritage of the Cincinnatus community you can plan your stay at the various Cincinnatus Inn and Cincinnatus Bed and Breakfast lodgings located in town. You can plan your stay and visit of the historic district when passing through Cincinnatus, as well as find accommodations that fit your budget and preference for lodging.

The Kingman Store

The Kingman store located at 5680 Main Street, was built by one of the area's first merchants, Colonel John Kingman, who came to the area in the mid to late 1790s. The store operated as part of an inn that was also run by Colonel Kingman. The store was built in the 1830s and is nearby the residence of Colonel Kingman's son, Judge Oliver Kingman (discussed further below).

Kingman Store
5680 Main Street
Cincinnatus, New York 13040

The Kellogg Free Library

The Kellogg Free Library located at Main Street and Taylor Avenue, was built in 1930 and is the youngest of the 27 primary and adjoining buildings that make up the Cincinnatus Historic District. The building, which came into existence through the largesse of philanthropists O.U. and Jasper Kellogg of Cortland, New York, is made from limestone and brick which is atypical of the other structures that make up the district. The style of building represents the neo-Georgian style of the period and is an important representation of the departure from the wood frame structures of the earlier 19th century.

The Kellogg Free Library is part of the Finger Lakes Library system. More information about this structure can be found at:

Kellogg Free Library
5681 Telephone Road
Cincinnatus, New York 13040
(607) 863-4300

The Kingman-Pryor Residence 

The Kingman-Pryor residence is located at 2788 Taylor Avenue in Cincinnatus, built by Judge Oliver Kingman. Judge Kingman was the son of the town's pioneer Colonel John Kingman. The home is indicative of many of the homes built in the town at and around 1834. It is a 2-story structure with 3 bay windows and a side entrance door. The arch entrance is elliptical-shaped, built in a Federal style of the day. Other architectural features include molding styles and an attic that are more indicative of a Greek revival style over the common Federal style of the day. You can read more about the Kingman-Pryor residence at: 

Kingman-Pryor Residence
2788 Taylor Avenue
Cincinnatus, New York 13040