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Herkimer County Quick Facts
Founded in 1791
County seat: Herkimer
Largest village German Flatts
- Total 1,458 sq mi (3,780 km2)
- Land 1,411 sq mi (3,650 km2)
- Water 46 sq mi (120 km2) 3.2%
Population as of the 2020 census was 59,937.
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Named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died in 1777 from wounds suffered during the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.
Herkimer County extends from the Mohawk River in the south north into the Adirondack Park. In the Mohawk Valley, it is located between Oneida County and Montgomery County.