Town of Carlton - 1825

The Town of Oak Orchard was formed from the Town of Gaines & Ridgeway in 1822. It was renamed Carlton in 1825.
It is located in the northern central part of Orleans County on Lake Ontario. It is 9-3/4 miles across from east to west and 4-1/2 miles across from north to south.
The first settlers were William & James Walsworth who came from Canada.
There are 8 hamlets in the Town of Carlton; Carlton Station, Kent, Kenyonville, Kuckville, Oak Orchard-On-the-Lake, Point Breeze, The Bridges and Waterport.


Billings Farm
Jones Farm

Four cemeteries are still active: Carlton, Kent, Kenyonville & Waterport.

Historic Maps of Orleans County

Census Records

1830 / 1850 / 1855 / 1865 / 1875 / 1880 / 1890 / 1892 / 1900 / 1915 / 1930

Town Clerk

Pam Rush

14341 Waterport-Carlton Road
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: 585-682-4358/3356
Fax: 585-682-4358
Hours: Tue - Fri 8:30 - 2:30 pm & Sat 9 - 12 pm

Vital Statistics records start in 1880

Town Historian

Lysbeth Hoffman

926 Lakeside Bluff
Waterport, New York 14571
Phone: 585-682-5775
Also can be reached at the Town Clerk's office.

Town Genealogist

Hollis Ricci-Canham

Town Genealogist
Town of Carlton, Orleans County, NY

Will do free lookups from vital records of the town prior to and including 1920.
I will send information only, no official documents.
For those needing official documents your requests will be turned over to the Town Clerk.
I will respond via e-mail or snail mail, as you wish. These lookups are done as time allows.
I know you are anxious and I will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Hollis Ricci-Canham (Holly)
Orleans County Genealogical Society (OCGS)
Founding President

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