Watertown, New York is a small city in Northern New York State with a population of 26,705. Located approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse, New York and 30 miles south of Canada, it is the county seat and largest population of center of Jefferson County.
Named after the many falls located on the Black River, the city developed early in the 19th century as a manufacturing center. From years of generating industrial wealth, in the early 20th century the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. Residents of Watertown built a rich public and private architectural legacy.
The city is served by the Watertown International Ariport. The U. S. Army post Fort Drum is near the city. The city is known as the birthplace of the five and dime store and the safety pin, and is the home of Little Trees air fresheners. It manufactured the first portable steam engine. It has the longest continually operating county fair in the United States and holds the Red and Black football franchise, the oldest surviving semi-professional team in the United States.
The Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce
Fort Drum - United States Army
Jefferson County New York - Jefferson County Information
New York State Zoo at Thompson Park /Living Museum
New York State - Tourism Site
Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library