Welcome to Mohawk, NY

The Village of Mohawk, located in Herkimer County, New York, long the southern banks of the Mohawk River.

The Village of Mohawk, NY

Mohawk is located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley just south across the river from Herkimer and east of Ilion. As of the 2010 census, 2,731 people call this village home.

Historic Mohawk

Today’s Village of Mohawk was a portion of the vast lands of the Iroquois Confederacy. This land was included in the Burnetsfield Patent which granted parcels to “94 persons representing 38 families. The land covered 9,400 acres…Each patentee received 100 acres, each with some frontage on the Mohawk River from the little falls westward.” – The Little Falls Historical Society

Local history reveals that George Washington stopped in Mohawk to have lunch at the Shoemaker Tavern during a trip to and from Fort Stanwix in Rome.

Interesting to know

Incorporated on April 16, 1844, Mohawk had also been known as “Bennetts Corners” and in 1838 became known as “Mohawk”.

Explore Mohawk

Click on the items below to go to additional resources.

  • Village of Mohawk

    The Village of Mohawk website has information on Mohawk Municipal Commission, village clerk, police, and more.

    Police: 911
    Fire: 911 

  • Town of German Flatts

    The town offices are located at 66 East Main Street in Mohawk and includes the villages of Ilion and Mohawk in the southern part of Herkimer County which lies on the southern banks of the Mohawk river.  The town first established in 1788 covers 34.2 square miles and has a population of 13,258.(2010 census)

  • Central Valley Central School District

    We are 2,175 grade PreK-12 students, 192 teachers and 190 support staff and administrators. We learn and work in four schools nestled on the scenic Mohawk River in Central New York. We enjoy the quiet of small villages, but are just minutes from shopping, dining, higher education, businesses and the arts. We are Central Valley.

  • Weller Public Library

    Located at 41 West Main Street in Mohawk, the Weller Public Library offers reading programs, internet access, and more, in a wonderfully historic 150 year old building.

  • Mohawk Homestead

    The Mohawk Homestead, a small Victorian-style adult home nestled in the quaint village of Mohawk, New York, is proud of their 121 years of providing care to the elderly of the Mohawk Valley.

  • Mohawk To Fort Herkimer Bike Path

    Located in the northeast corner of the village, the bike path along the Mohawk River is a wonderfully scenic path that is used by cyclists, joggers, and outdoor enthusiasts leads to historic Fort Herkimer and continues beyond toward Little Falls.

Mohawk, N.Y. Map by Burleigh Litho. Co., 1893

Burleigh Litho. Mohawk, N.Y. Troy, N.Y.: Burleigh Litho. Co, 1893. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .

1. Baptist Church
2. M. E. Church
3. Episcopal Church
4. Reformed Church
5. Universalist Church
6. Public School, Erected 1893
7. W. S. R. R. Station
8. J. M. Bellinger & Co., Manufacturer of Paper Boxes & Wood Cases

9. Palmer M. Wood, Coal, Wood & Pipe Dealer
10. Mohawk Knitting Mill
11. Armory 31st Seperate Company
12. Chas. Chrisman, Pres. of Village
13. Geo. Chrisman, Carpenter & Builder
14. John Quackenbush, Contractor
15. Mohawk Valley Knitting Mill
16. D. C. Ford, Novelty Manufacturer
17. L. R. Fowler, Coal Dealer
18. Frank Clapsaddle, Supt. St. R. Motive Power

19. Cunningham Block, Post Office, Thos. Cunningham, Post Master
19. J. B. Rafter, Attorney & Counselor at Law
20. “The Mohawk Eagle”, Miss C. E. Morgan, Editor & Proprietor
21. J. G. Richardson, General Hardware
21. Geo. H. Tuttle, Drugs & Groceries
21. W. E. Dobson, Dentist
22. E. M. Turner, Baker & Confectioner
23. Hotel Lovejoy, H. A. Lovejoy, Prop.24. Weller Block

24. E. H. Doolittle, Insurance & Real Estate
25. S. E. Coe, Insurance & Brick Manufacturer
26. D. E. Allen, Furniture Ware Rooms
27. National Mohawk Valley Bank
28. Andrew Murphy, Lock Grocery
29. Village Water Works Pumping Station
30. Fumler Creek Cheese Factory, O. B. Chrisman, Manager