National Register Listings in
Herkimer County, New York

Balloon Farm Big Moose Community Chapel Blatchley House Bonfoy-Barstow House Bowen, Benjamin, House Brace Farm Breckwoldt-Ward House Case, James H., III and Laura Rockefeller Case, House Cedar Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Church of the Good Shepherd Cold Brook Feed Mill Covewood Lodge Dolge, Alfred, Hose Co. No. 1 Building Emmanuel Episcopal Church First United Methodist Church Fort Herkimer Church Frankfort Hill District Number 10 School Frankfort Town Hall Frisbie, Augustus, House Goodsell House Herkimer County Courthouse Herkimer County Historical Society Herkimer County Jail Herkimer County Trust Company Building Herkimer House Hildreth Homestead Holy Trinity Monastery Indian Castle Church Italian Community Bake Oven Jordanville Public Library Keith, James, House and Brown-Morey-Davis Farm Lalino Stone Arch Bridge Library Bureau-Remington Rand-Sperry UNIVAC Manufacturing Complex Little Falls City Hall Little Falls Historic District Masonic Temple-Newport Lodge No. 445 F. & A.M. Meetinghouse Green Road Cemetery Menge House Complex Newport Stone Arch Bridge Norway Baptist Church (former) Old City Road Stone Arch Bridge Overlook Palatine German Frame House Perry, Stuart and William Swezey Houses Reformed Church, The Remington House Remington Stables Rice-Dodge-Burgess Farm Richardson, Thomas, House Route 29 Stone Arch Bridge Russia Corners Historic District Salisbury Center Covered Bridge Salisbury Center Grange Hall Sanders, James, House Snells Bush Church and Cemetery South Ann Street-Mill Street Historic District Stillwater Mountain Fire Observation Station Sunset Hill Thendara Historic District Trinity Episcopal Church-Fairfield US Post Office-Dolgeville US Post Office-Frankfort US Post Office-Herkimer US Post Office-Ilion US Post Office-Little Falls Yale-Cady Octagon House and Yale Lock Factory Site Zoller-Frasier Round Barn
The first capital of the United States was actually located in New York City, from 1785 to 1790. The city also served as the temporary capital while Washington, D.C. was being built.
Herkimer County, located in upstate New York, has a rich and fascinating history. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Mohawk and the Oneida. European settlement in the region began in the late 1700s when English and German settlers arrived. The county was officially established in 1791 and was named after General Nicholas Herkimer, a Revolutionary War hero.

During the 19th century, Herkimer County experienced rapid growth and development. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 brought economic prosperity to the region, with industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture thriving. The county also played a significant role in the American Industrial Revolution, with the production of textiles, iron, and paper becoming major industries.

Herkimer County is known for its key role in the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Oriskany, fought in 1777, was a pivotal moment in the war, leading to significant losses on both the American and British sides. The battle site, located in the county, is now a national historic landmark and attracts visitors interested in learning about this important chapter in American history.

In the present day, Herkimer County continues to be a vibrant and diverse community. It offers a range of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping in its picturesque natural landscapes. The county is also home to several colleges and universities, contributing to a thriving educational sector. With its rich history, natural beauty, and continued growth, Herkimer County remains a unique and welcoming area in upstate New York.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Herkimer County, New York.

  • 1791 - Herkimer County is established as a county in the state of New York.
  • 1804 - The village of Herkimer is incorporated.
  • 1812-1814 - Herkimer County plays a role in the War of 1812.
  • 1834 - Utica and Schenectady Railroad is completed, improving transportation in the county.
  • 1862-1865 - Many residents of Herkimer County serve in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1906 - Construction of the Hinckley Dam is completed, creating the Hinckley Reservoir.
  • 1916 - The Herkimer County Historical Society is founded.
  • 1955 - The New York State Thruway is completed, providing easier access to the county.
  • 1998 - The Herkimer County Community College opens its doors.