Towns & Villages

  • Cold Brook is a village in Herkimer County, New York, USA. The population was 336 at the 2000 census. The village is named after a stream passing through the village. The Village of Cold Brook is located in the south part of the Town of Russia and is northeast of Utica. The waterpower of Cold Brook encouraged settlers, who arrived after 1800.
  • The Village of Middleville is on the boundary of the Towns of Newport and Fairfield. The village is north of the Village of Herkimer and is east of Utica. The community was first settled around 1806. People settled on the land purchased by Sheffield Kenyon and built houses and industries. The village was incorporated in 1890, ten years after the railroad arrived.
  • Newport is a village in Herkimer County, New York, USA. The population was 640 at the 2000 census. The Village of Newport is near the eastern town line of the Town of Newport and is northeast of Utica. The early community was known as the "Bowen Settlement," after its founder Benjamin Bowen. He purchased the land around 1788 and began improvements and invited settlers to purchase land. The village was incorporated in 1857. It was then an important cheese center.
  • The Town of Norway is located in the east-central part of the county and is northeast of Utica. The town borders the Adirondack Park. The town was permanently settled around 1787 after an abandoned effort in 1786. Norway was formed in 1792 immediately after the creation of Herkimer County. Norway was originally a very large town, and it was subsequently broken up, directly or indirectly, into about thirty-six new towns in several counties. Part of Newport was taken from Norway in 1806. In 1825, the town's population was 1,168. Because of poor soil conditions, early farmers eventually turned to raising dairy herds. By 1887, there were six cheese factories in Norway.
  • Ohio is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 922 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the state of Ohio. The Town of Ohio is in the northwest part of the county and northeast of Utica. Part of Ohio is within the Adirondack Park. The Town of Ohio was established as the "Town of West Brunswick" in 1823 from part of the Town of Norway. The name changed to "Ohio" in 1836. Ohio was increased by some of the now defunct "Town of Wilmurt," which itself had been partly formed with territory from Ohio and the Town of Russia in 1836. Wilmurt was once the largest town in New York.
  • Poland is a village in Herkimer County, New York, USA. The population was 451 at the 2000 census. The Village of Poland is at the town line shared by the Town of Newport and the Town of Russia. The village is 16 miles north of the county seat in Herkimer and is northeast of Utica. The Village of Poland was incorporated in 1890.