Explore Herkimer County, NY

Named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died in 1777 from wounds suffered during the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.

An oil painting titled Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany.

An oil painting titled Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany. Although wounded, General Nicholas Herkimer rallies the Tryon County militia at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, 1777. By Frederick Coffay Yohn – Painting at the public library of Utica, New York.

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.

Herkimer County Quick Facts

Founded in 1791
County seat: Herkimer
Largest village German Flatts

Area

  • 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 2010 census was 64,519.

Explore Herkimer County

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Historic Herkimer County

Village of Cold Brook

Cold Brook Feed Mill   10/9/1974

Town of Danube

Herkimer Home   2/12/1971
Indian Castle Church  2/18/1971
Zoller-Frasier Round Barn (torn down)  9/29/1984

Village of Dolgeville

Alfred Dolge Hose Co. No. 1   8/19/1994
Breckwoldt-Ward House   3/15/2005
Menge House Complex   12/16/1996
Dolge Company Factory Complex  9/17/1974
U.S. Post Office   11/17/1988

Town of Fairfield

Trinity Episcopal Church   6/10/1993
Lalino Stone Arch Bridge (Route 29)   12/28/2001
Old City Stone Arch Bridge (Welch Corners)   12/28/2001
Route 29 Stone Arch Bridge   1/26/2001

Town of Frankfort

Balloon Farm   4/23/1998
Frankfort Hill District #10 School   6/23/2011
Frankfort Town Hall   12/9/1999
Remington House   8/21/1997

Village of Frankfort

U.S. Post Office   5/11/1989

Town of German Flatts

Fort Herkimer Church   7/24/1972

Village of Herkimer

Herkimer County Court House   1/14/1972
Herkimer County Historical Society   4/13/1972
Herkimer County 1834 Jail   1/14/1972
Oak Hill Cemetery   5/2/2013
The Reformed Church of Herkimer   3/16/1972
U.S. Post Office   5/11/1989

Town of Herkimer

Palatine German Frame House  (Rt. 5)   4/15/2004

Village of Ilion

Remington Stables   10/29/1976
First United Methodist Church   7/5/2003
Thomas Richardson House     9/7/1984
U.S. Post Office   5/11/1989

City of Little Falls

Emmanuel Episcopal Church   7/29/2009
Herkimer County Trust Company Building (Little Falls Historical Society)   3/5/1970
Italian Community Bake Oven   11/8/2006
James Sanders House   4/12/2006
Little Falls City Hall   8/24/2011
Overlook Mansion   7/19/2010
U.S. Post Office   5/11/1989

Town of Manheim

Snells Bush Church and Cemetery   2/26/2004

Town of Newport

Brown-Morey-Davis Farmhouse   1/15/2014
James Keith House   1/15/2014

Village of Newport

Benjamin Bowen House   11/5/1998
Newport Stone Arch Bridge  2/10/1992
Yale-Cady Octagon House and Yale Lock Factory Site   9/29/2007
Masonic Temple – Newport Lodge No 445 F. & A.M.   1/13/2010
Stuart Perry & William Swezey Houses  11/28/2012

Town of Norway

Norway Baptist Church (former)   6/29/2007

Town of Salisbury

Salisbury Center Covered Bridge    6/19/1972
Salisbury Center Grange Hall   2/12/1999
Augustus Frisbie House   12/9/1999

Village of Van Hornesville

James H. III and Laura Rockefeller Case House (2333 St. Rt. 80)  9/3/19

Town of Warren

Blatchley House (Jordanville)   8/15/2008
Jordanville Public Library   5/24/1984
Church of the Good Shepherd   8/21/1997
Sunset Hill   1/4/2007
Jordanville Holy Trinity Monastery   6/23/2011

Town of Webb

Big Moose Community Chapel (Eagle Bay)   2012
Covewood Lodge (Old Forge)   5/12/2004
Goodsell Memorial Home (Town of Webb Historical Association)   4/12/2006

Town of Winfield

Brace Farm   6/5/2013
Meetinghouse Green Road Cemetery   6/5/2013

Village of West Winfield

Bonfoy-Barstow House   8/24/2011

HISTORIC DISTRICTS

Holy Trinity Monastery District   2009
Little Falls Historic District   2012
Mohawk Upper Castle Historic District   1993
Russian Corners Historic District   1996
South Ann Street-Mill Street Historic District    2008
Thendara Historic District   2010

PENDING

New York State Barge Canal Historic District
Rice-Dodge-Burgess Farm – West Winfield
Stillwater Fire Observation Station – Town of Webb

Herkimer County Historical Society