Below are links to full Hornell Business Directories dating to 1875. These are in .PDF format and will require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer.

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On the Adobe web page, click  "download" and follow the simple instructions.

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The following directories are available for viewing

Click a link below to view on the web or right-click on a link and choose "save target as" or "save link as" to download.

Note:  The PDF "business directories" are large files and require time to load. How long depends on your Internet speed. Have patience!





An Early History of Hornell

Given as an address at the first centennial celebration of the settlement of Hornellsville, September 25th, 1890, by Irvin W. Near, former mayor of Hornell.

Note:  I suggest you enlarge the PDF view to at least 125% to facilitate easier reading.



Dr. Levi Smith Goodrich

This document is a combination of Dr. Goodrich's diary, comments by others, and documented facts about his life and the hardships of living in Steuben County in the "wilds of western New York" in 1820.





1877 Hornell Business Directory


1880 Hornell Business Directory


1884 Hornell Business Directory


1886 Hornell Business Directory



1888 Hornell Business Directory

* this directory originally contained business information for other towns/cities in Steuben county, something that was omitted. Although it appears some pages are missing, all information relating to Hornell is shown.


1890 Hornell Business Directory


1893 - 1894 Hornell Business Directory


1895 Hornell Business Directory