Cincinnatus Lake Watershed Protection DistrictCompiled by Smithville Town Clerk/Historian, Alison B. Owens August 17, 2020Revised April 2, 2021 HISTORY: it appears Cincinnatus Lake and Long Pond were 1 body of water as indicated on an 1829 mapof Chenango County. On this map also appears the symbol for a sawmill on the west side of thiscombined body of water, about in the middle. Property surrounding the body of water began to bepurchased by Eli Tarbell in the 1830’s and more property subsequently purchased by other members ofthe Tarbell family. The body of water eventually became 2 bodies of water, whether through natural orman‐made efforts is unknown. Both lakes have been designated throughout history as “farm ponds”being attached to the Tarbell property or estate. [From the Town of Smithville Comprehensive Plan, 2012]: “On July 8, 1935, heavy rains caused a majorflood in the area. The earthen dam on Cincinnatus Lake washed out. A wall of water flowed over LongPond dam, (damaging pa...