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THE FORMER TOWN OF WILMURT

HERKIMER COUNTY, NY

Lisa Slaski / Town Coordinator

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I freely admit that I'm not an historian or a professional genealogist, nor do I have many resources available to me where I currently live. So, if you have specific questions regarding a family or the history of this township, please contact the Herkimer County Historical Society or the Town of Webb Historical Association or place a query on the Ancestry Message Board!  But, if you would like to donate material for the Town of Wilmurt, please contact me!



Wilmurt is a "ghost township", it's former land being the present-day townships of Ohio and Webb. Researchers often become confused as older texts and censuses refer to the Town of Wilmurt, yet on modern maps there is only a small hamlet in the Town of Ohio called Wilmurt Corners. By the 1920 census former residents of Wilmurt need to be searched for in the Towns of Ohio and Webb. Wilmurt's northern region continues on as the Town of Webb, named after Dr. W. Seward Webb. Webb, as was its predecessor Wilmurt, is New York State's largest township and an Adirondack vacation paradise, noted for the village of Old Forge, winter sports, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.



Bisby Lodge
View on lower road to Bisby Lodge, Old Forge, N.Y., Adirondack Mts."
 Cosy Retreat
A Cosy Retreat, Old Forge, N.Y. [The sign says "Adirondack House. F.G. Lambell"]
Wilmurt Falls
Wilmurt Falls
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View 7 beautiful fall pictures of the Big Moose area
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View 4 beautiful winter scenes of the Adirondacks
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WILMURT CEMETERIES
River View, Old Forge: an incomplete short list

WILMURT CENSUS
1840 Federal Census
1850 Federal Census
1860 Federal Census
1870 Federal Census
1875 New York State Census
1890 Federal Census Surviving Civil War Veterans and Widows
1892 NYS Census - all 3 districts!

WILMURT DIRECTORIES
new 3/15/08 1859: New York State Business Directory
1869-70: Gazetteer and Business Directory
1889-90: Herkimer County Directory
1896: Herkimer County Directory

WILMURT HISTORY: many items includes info on early settlers and villages
1869-70: Profile and History
1893: Hardin's History
The Wilderness
Brief History of the M. E. Church of Ohio
Bridges Spanning West Canada Creek
Towns of Ohio & Wilmurt Placenames
An 1860 Town Document - appears to be a school bond.
new8/29/08  Square Dance at Big Moose NY

WILMURT MAPS
1874 Atlas; Towns of Ohio & Wilmurt (portion thereof)
1925 McKeever USGS Quadrangle
Map of a portion of Fourth lake - Owners Listed

WILMURT PEOPLE
Family Sketches
Short Family Biographies
Elected Officials and Town Accounts
The WALLACE/NETHERWAY Family Papers
Obituaries of the RICHARD(S) Family:  Part 1, Part 2
Biography of Gardner Hinckley
Newspaper Clippings (various years)

WILMURT SOLDIERS
List of All Known Soldiers of Wilmurt Twp
1890 Federal Census Surviving Civil War Veterans and Widows

WILMURT VITAL STATISTICS
1847 - 1849 Vital Records: Wilmurt

LINKS TO OTHER ONLINE MATERIAL
Town of Webb Historical Association: provides MANY more links of local interest. Be sure to check out their collection under Genealogy/Links->Local Links!
Historical USGS Maps of New England and NY; Ohio-Wilmurt, NY Quadrangle


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Updated 8/29/08
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