Place:Heuvelton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

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NameHeuvelton
TypeVillage
Coordinates44.618°N 75.406°W
Located inSt. Lawrence, New York, United States
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Heuvelton is a small rural, incorporated, village located in St. Lawrence County in the state of New York in the United States of America. It is situated about six miles southeast of the city of Ogdensburg, in the Town of Oswegatchie. It is the only village in the town. Route 812 bisects the village, and is named State Street within the village boundaries. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 714.

History

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Prior to settlement, a Native American tribe called the "Oswegatchie" inhabited the local area. The settlement that became Heuvelton, N.Y. was originally named "Fordsburgh" after Nathan Ford, the man who has since become known as the "Father of St. Lawrence County". He is known to have established a second home in the village (principal home in Ogdensburg) and assisted in some of the area's early development. Early on, the location was also called "East Branch," in reference to its location on the east branch of the Oswegatchie River. The current name was assumed in 1832 to honor Jacob Vanden Heuvel who invested in several extensive improvements including mill construction, marking the first notable economic growth in the early community.

The McCadam Cheese Company was founded in Heuvelton, NY in 1876 by William McCadam. The Heuvelton packaging plant recently closed, though McCadam Cheese maintains a presence in New York with its main production plant located in Chateaugay, New York.

Pickens Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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