Smallest Villages in Central and Upstate New York
The smallest village in New York state is in Dering Harbor. The Suffolk County village is home to only 11 people. What are the smallest villages in Central and Upstate New York? Here's the top 10.
1. Herrings in Jefferson County 90
Herrings is named after two brothers who owned a paper mill in the area that is next to the Black River.
2. Smyrna in Chenango County 213
Smyrna, a village incorporated in 1829 in Chenango County is home to only 213 people.
3. Turin in Lewis County 232
The village was originally called Turin Four Corners and home to 3 grist mills.
4. Constableville in Lewis County 242
Constableville is named after William Constable and the site of the first settlement around 1796. The Village Historic District, Jonathan C. Collins House and Cemetery, and Constable Hall are all on the National Register of Historic Places.
5. Ellisburg in Jefferson County 244
Ellisburg is named after 2 brothers who were the first landowners in the village. It first settled around 1797 by Lyman Ellis.
6. Laurens in Otsego County 263
The village is the oldest in the town of Laurens after separating on it's own in 1811. It's named after Revolutionary War hero Henry Laurens and was home to a tannery, an iron foundry, a sawmill, and a cotton mill in 1860.
7. Hammond in St. Lawrence County 280
The village, once known as Hammond Corners, was named after original landowner of the town Abijah Hammond.
8. Barneveld in Oneida County 284
Barneveld, located in the town of Trenton is named after Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and didn't change from the village of Trenton to Barneveld until 1975.
9. Deferiet in Jefferson County 294
Deferiet is named after settler Jenika de Ferriet and is located south of Fort Drum.
10. Madison in Madison County 305
The village is named after President James Madison and was incorporated in 1816. Despite its size, thousands come from all over for the Madison-Bouckville Antique Show every August.