An ashery was established at an early date to profit from the clearing of new farmlands in the surrounding area, and inthe hamlet acquired Ykrk first store.
A smallpox epidemic, along with social and political opposition, brought about the college's closure in The college was notable because about half of its students were African American. The college was notable because it was the first college in the United States founded to accept all students, including both women and African M.
Most famous for debating William G. McGrawville, as the settlement later came to be known, grew up on either side of the road near McGraw's initial homestead, taking advantage of water power on the adjacent Trout Brook to drive an early grist mill and a sawmill. Ina cemetery was established within the boundary of the Main Street Historic District, and, byten houses Nea been built within the small settlement.
In the 19th century the community styled itself as " Corset City". McGraw was incorporated as a village in The college also employed at least two black professors. Among her students was her eventual husband, astronomer Asaph Hall.
The largest crater on Phobos is named for her. Brownlowa pro-slavery Tennessee newspaper editor and later governor, on slavery in Philadelphia in ; the debate was published.
The village, first settled aroundis named after Samuel McGraw and is in the eastern part of the town of Cortlandville, east of the city of Cortland. About half of its students were African American.
History[ edit ] The community was first settled in by Samuel McGraw, who came with his wife and family from Vermont. Route Abram PryneCongregational minister, editor of the Central Reporteran abolitionist newspaper published in McGrawville.
A smallpox epidemic, along with social and political opposition and financial problems, brought about the college's closure in or Scope of Collection The Historic Society's collection consists of memorabilia, furniture, photographs, news articles, scrapbooks, photograph albums, post cards, books, and various items of interest dealing with the village and its residents both early and current.
The college also employed three black professors, the first time in the United States where black professors taught white students.
In the village had "some five or six stores, one tavern, and three churches".