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Rich history, bright future


Cairo was formed in 1803 and was known as Canton.  In 1808, the name was changed to Cairo and unlike the City in Egypt, the residents of Cairo, NY prounounced its name "care-oh".   There was a time when Cairo was a thriving tourist destination with every storefront on Main Street buzzing with activity, but with time comes change.  Now, the Main Street area is in need of help.  The majority of the buildings do not house a business and many of the old historic buildings are becoming dilapidated and have fallen into disrepair.  The Cairo Development Foundation has been formed by a group of community minded forward thinkers who want to see Cairo thrive. The Cairo Development Foundation's goals are to improve the town one building and one project at a time.  

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new - Socrates
Events & Announcements

CDF Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 pm at the Cairo Development Foundation headquarters at 467 Main Street, Cairo NY

Main St Project
The Main Street Project Fund has been created to help revitalize Main Street. Several projects are in the works to help achieve our vision through multi-sourced funding and private donations.
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