Jefferson County, NY is located near the Canadian border (approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse) and includes the Thousand Islands. It is the home to beautiful outdoors as well as shopping and much history. The county consists of twelve-hundred square miles of land with a population of 114,000+ (census link). Jefferson County was created around 1805 from the County of Oneida and named after Thomas Jefferson (for more history see entries below).
Jefferson County's major city is Watertown with a population of over 27,000+. The county also includes numerous townships, villages, and hamlets. All townships have a historian and a clerk, and some villages have a clerk and historian; who may be the same person as the township's. Some villages are so small that they are considered hamlets and are governed by a larger village or township.
Adjacent counties are St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Oswego with the country of Canada on the north. The western border of the county is the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, and other major rivers in the county are the Black River and the Indian River.
Multiple maps including interactive zoomable one, political divisions, etc.
The county seat and largest city in the Jefferson County.
A chronological list of the major events in Jefferson County's history.
County agencies including fire, police, ambulance, mental health and others.
The political scene, mayors of Watertown, etc.
Schools and education in the area.
Stores and shopping.
Outdoor and indoor, fun, entertainment, recreation, parks, trails, etc. Revisit the past with a look at old Movie Theaters and Drive-Ins, as well as a look at what exists today for Entertainment & Recreation!
Jefferson County also has a multitude of trail systems. For a list see the external site NNY Trails.
Historic and interesting buildings and structures, both still standing as well as long-gone.
11,500 years of human history on one page. Makes all the rest seem kinda trivial when you think about it.
A brief history of Watertown and Jefferson County.
Military (and otherwise) battles, skirmishes, and conflicts which took place in Jefferson County
Listing of restaurants, diners, bars, taverns, and dance clubs.
Enjoy discussing all of the Notable Personalities Living and Dead in Watertown.
Disasters and Catastrophes in the North Country.
Crime and punishment in Jefferson County
Agriculture and Farming in Jefferson County, covering both the past and today.
From Jefferson County.
A listing of local legends and folklore, hauntings and ghost stories, and the supernatural
A complete list of Jefferson County's political divisions.
Local TV, radio, and other media and their histories.
Major highways and roads in or traveling through the county
Origins of names and original names of locations
Explanations and modern day equivalents
Local websites categorized by both local and general interest.