Place:Herkimer, New York, United States

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Contained Places
Cemetery
Herkimer Home Burial Ground
Newport Cemetery
Poland Cemetery
Woodin Corners Cemetery
Census-designated place
Salisbury
Inhabited place
Atwell
Baker Corners
Beaver River
Big Moose
Birmingham Corners
Brandreth
Bull Hill
Cedar Lake
Cedarville Station
Cedarville
Chepachet
Cold Brook
Columbia Center
Columbia
Corrado Corners
Cranes Corners
Cullen
Curtis
Danube
Days Corners
Days Rock
Deck
Dennison Corners
Dolgeville
Eagle Bay
East Creek
East Frankfort
East Herkimer
East Schuyler
East Winfield
Eatonville
Edicks
Elizabethtown
Fairfield
Farrel Corner
Fink Basin
Fort Herkimer
Frankfort (town)
Frankfort Center
Frankfort
German Flatts
Getman Corners
Grant
Gravesville
Gray
Gulph
Harbor
Herkimer (town)
Herkimer Landing
Herkimer
Hitching Corner
Hurricane
Ilion
Indian Castle
Ingham Mills Station
Irish Settlement
Irondale
Ives Hollow
Jacksonburg
Jersalem Hill
Johnson Corners
Jordanville
Kast Bridge
Kingdom
Litchfield
Little Falls (town)
Little Falls
Manheim Center
Manheim
McCoon Crossing
McKeever
Middleville
Millers Mills Crossing
Millers Mills
Minnehaha
Mohawk
Moshier Falls
Mountain Lodge
Newport (town)
Newport
Newville
Nobleboro
North Columbia
North Frankfort
North Ilion
North Wilmurt
North Winfield
Northwood
Norway
Norwich Corners
Ohio
Old City
Old Forge
Paines Hollow
Paper Mill Corners
Poland
Russia
Salisbury Center
Schuyler
Smith Corners
South Columbia
South Ilion
Spinnerville
Stark
Starkville
Stewart Corners
Stillwater
Thendara
Van Hornesville
Warren
Webb
West Frankfort
West Schuyler
West Winfield
Wheelertown
Winfield
Wolf Lake Landing
Woods Corners
Woods Lake
Youngs Crossing
Township
German Flatts (township)
Unknown
Ingham Mills
Van Hornsville
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Herkimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War. Its county seat is the Village of Herkimer.

Herkimer County is part of the Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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In 1791, Herkimer County was created as one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Otsego and Tioga counties) as New York State was developed after the American Revolutionary War. Its area was much larger than the present county, however, and was reduced subsequently as more counties were organized.

Part of Herkimer County was included in the Macomb's Purchase of 1791, during the wide-scale sale of public lands after the state forced Iroquois tribes allied with the British during the war to cede their territory. Suddenly the state was selling of land in upstate, central and western New York.

In 1794, Onondaga County was split off from Herkimer County. This county was larger than the current Onondaga County, and included the present Cayuga, Cortland, and part of Oswego counties.

In 1798, portions of Herkimer and Tioga counties were taken to form Chenango County.

Another part of Herkimer was split off to form Oneida County. It was then larger than the current Oneida County, including the present Jefferson, Lewis, and part of Oswego counties.

In 1802, parts of Herkimer, Clinton and Montgomery counties were combined to form the new St. Lawrence County.

During the American Civil War, Herkimer contributed five companies to the 34th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, leading to the unit's nickname "The Herkimer Regiment".

Timeline

Date Event Source
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1804 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 14,503
1810 22,046
1820 31,017
1830 35,870
1840 37,477
1850 38,244
1860 40,561
1870 39,929
1880 42,669
1890 45,608
1900 51,049
1910 56,356
1920 64,962
1930 64,006
1940 59,527
1950 61,407
1960 66,370
1970 67,633
1980 66,714
1990 65,797

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Herkimer County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/


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