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Our American culture got its start in places like the Town of Virgil.  The qualities of our early settlers can still be seen in the people who live here today.  The pioneering spirit, civic mindedness and friendly hospitality live on in Virgil residents today.  Virgil was established as part of a military tract in Central New York, which granted Revolutionary War soldiers land as payment for their service to the military.  The Town was named by Albany officials in honor of the Roman poet, Virgil.  The Town was first settled in 1792.  Shortly after settlement the Town was connected by roads to neighboring communities. Farming and related industries were the main occupation of the early settlers. Farming was the predominant industry in the area, until very recently.  The beauty of our township with its rolling hills and gorgeous views is due to in large part to the local farmers stewardship of the land for over two hundred years.  More information on Virgil's history can be found in the publication titled "As We Were: A Picture History of Virgil."  The publication was complied by Virgil's Historical Society in 1979.  The publication is available for sale at the Virgil Town Hall.

Please note: the Virgil Town Board will hold their 2017 meetings at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month. Please visit the Town Board's webpage on the tool bar to view detailed agenda's minutes, meeting dates and times. Thank you.

School Facilities Study: The essential question for the facilities study is: "Now and in the future, is there a better way to arrange the grades and school buildings to maintain, and perhaps enhance, the education of Cortland City School District students while ensuring fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer?  If so, how should the grades and schools be organized? This question could potentially close an elementary school. Click on the link for more information: www.cortlandschools.org

Public Hearing for the Cortland Enlarged City School District on the Proposed Capital Project: There will be a Public Hearing on the proposed Auditorium project, on Nov. 28th at 6:30 at the Highschool Auditorium. Click on the following link to view the agenda. www.boarddocs.org 

Article from the Cortland Voice on the Facilities Study and Possible Consolidation of the Elementary Schools: Here is a link to an article written by the Cortland Voice regarding the possible closing of an elementary school.  It is focused on Parker Elementary school, however no decision has been made. www.cortlandvoice.com

Fall Newsletter: The Virgil Fall Newsletter is available. Click on the button Below.

Employment Appications for the Town of Virgil: If you wish to apply to the Town of Virgil Click on the button below for an employment application. 

STATE of EMERGENCY DECLARATION: A State of Emergency has been declared in the Town of Virgil, due to the flooding that occured on July 14th, 2017. Please click on the link below to see the declaration. 












​​​​Transfer Station Hours

Monday-Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00PM

Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm


For a listing of Holiday Hours go to the Transfer Station page TOWN SERVICES: Community Pages on the toolbar. 

Town of Virgil, New York

​​​​​​Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Hours

Mondays Noon- 6:00pm

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursdays & Fridays 8:30am-2:30pm

Saturdays During the month of January

and the First Saturday of each month.

from 9:00am-Noon Or By Appointment.




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Town of Virgil

Virgil, New York