Syracuse, New York
Syracuse is a city located near New York near Oneida Lake which has a population of 145,151. The city was settled mainly for missionary and trading purposes. The French were the first to establish a mission in the 1600's along the shores of Syracuse's lake. Before Syracuse was known as Syracuse, it was called Bogardus Corners because the first building in the area was an inn owned by Mr. Bogardus. 
Major institutions include Syracuse University and the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
- Syracuse (city) Quick Facts from the US Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 25, 2012.. The population in the 2010 census was 145,170.
- Levy, Francesca. "America's Best Places to Raise a Family", Forbes.com, June 7, 2010. Retrieved on September 25, 2012.