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THE TOWN OF LITTLE FALLS

HERKIMER COUNTY, NY


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"At Little Falls may be seen perhaps the most wild and picturesque scenery upon this route. Here there is a bold passage of the Mohawk river and the Erie canal through a rocky defile which affords a view of great beauty.

Fifty years ago a noted stage route from Rochester to Albany led through Little Falls. The road wound along near a precipice by the river side. On one occasion General Winfield Scott was in the stage, when at a sharp turn near the bottom of the hill, a Pennsylvania wagon was seen winding its way up diagonally. The driver saw but one escape from a disastrous collision. However, having no time for reflection, he instantly guided his team over the precipice and into the river, from which the horses, passengers, coach and all were safely extricated. The passengers, following General Scott's example, made the driver a handsome present as a reward for his courage and sagacity." From: "The Tourist's Guide Through The Empire State", edited and published by Mrs. S.S. Colt, Albany, NY, 1871; pp.166-167

And that's all Mrs. Colt had to say about the bustling area of Little Falls. We hope to make up for that lack of attention. The Town of Little Falls is the geographically smallest town in Herkimer County and surrounded by five other towns. The small city of Little Falls, strategically situated on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, was settled long before the Revolutionary War by both Palatines and Yankees. By the time the 1869 gazetteer was written, the city of Little Falls had 5,000 residents, including a sizeable number of recent arrivals from Roman Catholic Ireland. The area was noted throughout the state for it's woolen mills and small factories, and was the county's cheese and agricultural marketing center. If your ancestors arrived in the county in the mid to late 19th century, Little Falls may turn out to be the place where they initially settled and found employment. We look forward to info about your ancestors' contributions to Little Falls' history.



Little Falls


LITTLE FALLS DIRECTORIES
GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY FOR 1869-70: LITTLE FALLS: a long 3-part directory
Boyd's 1872-73 Business Directory of Little Falls
1888-1889 Little Falls Directory


HISTORY OF LITTLE FALLS
Early Settlers and Events at the Village of Little Falls
Historical Sketch of the Town of Little Falls
Profile of the Town of Little Falls
The Attack on the Old Mill
Two Views of the Village of Little Falls
The Water Power at Little Falls: excellent early history!
Village Presidents and Mayors 1827-1966
Johnny Steele's Little Falls Image Album
Old Postcards of Little Falls
updated 2/14/09  Old Newspaper Clippings
Antique Warrior Mower Company Advertisement


LITTLE FALLS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OF NOTE
Wright's Corners School Program, 1873
Old Fairfield Seminary
The Sphinx - A Student Newspaper from 1915
Some Montgomery County Deaths, 1893-1905
Profile of Thurber Hoard Heath
Profile of Rugene Walrath
Immigrants from Myjava, Slovakia to Little Falls, NY


LITTLE FALLS VITAL RECORDS
Marriages Performed by Rev. Samuel Call 1888-1889


LITTLE FALLS MILITARY


soldiers monument



CEMETERIES OF LITTLE FALLS
;Church St. Cemetery: very, very partial reading
Fairview Cemetery - we do not have a reading of this large cemetery. Please contact the Herkimer County Historical Society for information about your relatives.
Some Small Cemeteries: Rosencrantz, Bellinger, Hoffman-Fox, Klock-Petrie, Talcott and Burt Road Cemeteries
Hess Cemetery
Lotridge Cemetery
Old St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Paine Cemetery
updated 6/16/13   Fairview Cemetery - located on Route 169 South of the Dise Rd. intersection and the Burt Rd. intersection; we don't have list. Please send in your family info or partial readings.
Fairview Cemetery Partial Readings
Leahman Family Stones at Fairview Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery - Leahman Family Stones 2
Church St. Cemetery - Arnold and Other Families Stones Wilcox Cemetery


LITTLE FALLS LINKS
Little Falls Historical Society & Museum
Little Falls Canal
The Little Falls Evening Times
Pauth Family of Little Falls: includes 152nd Inf. Civil War content


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Last Updated: 6/16/13
Original Photo of Little Falls War Memorial Monuments ©1997 - 2009 M. Magill
Digital Manipulation of "View of the Canal at the Little Falls Mohawk River" © 1998 - 2013 M. Magill
Original engraving by T. S. Woodcock, from a drawing by W. G. Wall
Postcard of downtown Little Falls courtesy of Robert Lorick, Contributing Editor
Mrs. Colt's passage contributed in Memory of E. E.
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