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DeWitt is a town (township) in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the town's population was 25,838. The town is named after Major Moses DeWitt, a judge and soldier. An eastern suburb of Syracuse, DeWitt also is "the site of most of the campus and all of the academic buildings of Le Moyne College".HistoryDeWitt was part of the Central New York Military Tract. The first settlers arrived around 1789.The original Erie Canal progressed through the town in 1825. DeWitt was formed in 1835 from the Town of Manlius and was named in honor of Moses DeWitt, a Major in the militia, judge of the county courts and one of the first settlers of the county.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9sqmi, of which, 33.8sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it (0.15%) is water.HighwaysInterstate 481 is the major highway in DeWitt crossing the center of the town, turning northward along the east side of DeWitt. I-481 intersects Interstate 690 in the eastern part of the town and Interstate 90 (New York State Thruway) in the northern part of the town.DeWitt is in Finger Lakes. Add DeWitt and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip planner .
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