Village of Medina -1832

The Village of Medina is located in the Towns of Ridgeway & Shelby and was incorporated on March 3, 1832. After it was decided in 1823 that the Erie Canal would come through Medina, Mr. Ebenezer Mix surveyed and laid out the village and named it Medina.


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Village Clerk

E. Margaret Slack

600 Main Street
Medina, New York 14103
Phone: 585-798-0710
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5 pm

Vital Statistics records start in 1885


Village Historian

Todd Bensley

508 Pine Street
Medina, New York 14103
Phone: 585-798-2130
email: teachus@rochester.rr.com


Medina Historical Society

406 West Avenue
Medina, New York 14103
Phone: 585-798-3006


Lee-Whedon Memorial Library

620 West Avenue
Medina, New York 14103
Phone: 585-798-3430
FAX: 585-798-4398

Hours: Mon - Thur 10 - 8 pm, Fri & Sat 10 - 5 pmp>

Available on microfilm

Orleans County census records 1855, 1860, 1865, 1875 & 1892, 1930
Medina Tribune Newspaper 1861 - 1945
Medina Register Newspaper 1887 - 1935
Medina Daily Journal 1887 - 1935
Medina Journal 1979 - current
Church records from 9 churches

Available in books

Orleans County census; 1850, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1900 & 1915 transcribed & indexed
Mt. Albion Cemetery records
Towns of Carlton, Gaines & Ridgeway cemetery records
Orleans County & Medina Directories
Landmarks of Orleans County
Pioneer History of Orleans County


Medina High School

11235 Maple Ridge Road
Medina, New York 14103
Phone # (585) 798-2710



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