Lowville is a small village in Lewis County, New York, United States. The village is nestled in the Black River Valley, between the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau, in an area often referred to as the North Country. It is located in the center of Lewis County, in the southeastern part of the similarly named Town of Lowville.
Lowville is the county seat of Lewis County. The name of both the village and town is derived from Nicholas Low, an early landowner of Dutch descent, who had emigrated with his wife and three small children from a rural village outside of Amsterdam in 1778.
The Postal ZIP code for Lowville is 13367. The village's population was 3,470 at the 2010 census.
Silas Stow, an early settler, established himself in Lowville in 1797. The Village of Lowville was incorporated in 1847 and charter was adopted in 1854. It was rechartered in 1858. It was designated the county seat in 1864, succeeding the community of Martinsburg.
Within the village, the Franklin B. Hough House is a National Historic Landmark, and it, along with the Bateman Hotel, Lewis County Fairgrounds, Lewis County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and Lowville Presbyterian Church, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.