The Village of New Hartford was incorporated in 1870. The village's founding reaches back to 1788 when Jedediah Sanger came to setup his grist mill on the Sauquoit Creek.
This was just the beginning of the village; before long a handful of mills and shops sprang up that would also use the Sauquoit Creek for power.
Additionally New Hartford is home to the hamlets of Chadwicks/Willowvale and Washington Mills.
New Hartford observed its centennial with a grand celebration that included a military parade and drill exercises in the Village Park. An audience estimated to be about 2,000 people gathered in the streets for the festivities.
Today the Village of New Hartford is busy with shops, restaurants, and churches, modeling the New England style that its founders brought with them.
It's All About History
Featured Article - March 2021
A Holy Bible marked on the inside front cover “Jedediah Sanger”, was accessioned to the New Hartford Historical Society on June 1, 1989. Full story....
For more information on the rich history of New Hartford and the surrounding area, check out these past featured articles.
This helpful guide provides a map that identifies historic sites in the village.
Starting from the Society's Headquarters at 2 Paris Road, this walking tour traces the route to historic destinations.
The accompanying text provides a brief historical overview of each site. Read more...
Photo of the Month
Ken-Wel Sporting Goods was founded in 1916 in Gloversville. They became nationally renowned for producing an array of sporting goods, especially their baseball mitts. New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig endorsed their brand. Ken-Wel relocated to the old Olympian Mill building on Genesee Street in 1927. In 1939, expansion led the company to move again to larger facilities in Utica.
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