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.
This Web site 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. (Please tell us if we have overlooked something; call the village hall at 607-844-8301 and tell our village clerk-treasurer, Ron Campbell.)
Freeville Village Hall
5 Factory Street
607-844-8301 / Fax: 607-844-4971
(Fees for permits, applications, etc. are here.)
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mayor: Lotte Carpenter (844-8667)
Clerk-Treasurer: Ron Campbell
Assistant Clerk: Nanci McCraine
Code Enforcement Officer: Rick Fritz
Office hours: Mondays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Highway and Public Works Manager: Pat Brennan (745-8110)
Fire Chief: Andy Down (844-9662)
First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the village hall
Village Justice: Arthur Marchese (844-8470)
Court Clerk: Cindy Vicedomini (844-8470)
Hours: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on court day;
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Mon.
Village Historian: Joan Manning (844-8301)
(When you e-mail Joan, type “For Joan” in the subject line.)