This website has been put together for new residents, established residents, and interested visitors. The site contains many pieces of information that are often needed but difficult to find. It is a bit like a filing cabinet containing a wide range of useful information that can be accessed at any time. To locate specific information quickly, type a key word or phrase in the Search box above.

The website and our village listserv (freevillevillage@googlegroups.com) have different functions but the same goals of helping residents and fostering a close community. The listserv conveys up-to-the-minute and temporary information. It is used to send notices to people on an e-mail list (kept private) that is maintained by our Village Clerk, Edania Hernandez.  It is a great way for everyone to stay in touch. For example, residents post information about lost pets, look for help with lawn mowing and snow shoveling, and express opinions about things in the village; organizations announce yard sales, freebies, and social functions; and Edania reminds us about important deadlines.

If you would like to receive these notices, ask Edania to put you on the mailing list (again, we assure you that it is kept private). Contact her at 844-8301 or freevilleclerk@frontiernet.net .

Incorporated in 1887, the Village of Freeville (pop. 523) is part of the Town of Dryden, in Tompkins County, New York. As you will see, a lot is going on in Freeville (the only incorporated municipality in the nation with this name, by the way).

The village is on NYS Route 366 and is roughly equidistant from Cortland and Ithaca. The area is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and SUNY Cortland. The Cortland County – Tompkins County area is rural, beautiful, and great for nature enthusiasts because of its woods, hiking trails, creeks, apple orchards, and farms. Ithaca, known for its ravines and waterfalls, overlooks Cayuga Lake, one of New York’s five Finger Lakes. The countryside above these lakes is home to a number of highly regarded wineries.

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