- New York Mills, New York
New York Mills, New York — Village — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Oneida Area – Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2) – Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2) – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 466 ft (142 m) Population (2010) – Total 3,327 – Density 2,807.6/sq mi (1,084.0/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 13417 Area code(s) 315 FIPS code 36-51011 GNIS feature ID 0958479
There were three mills which gave the village its name. They dated from around 1808 and closed in the 1950s. The Middle Mill Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
New York Mills: The Evolution of a Village (ISBN 0-9660363-8-7) by James S. Pula and Eugene E. Dziedzic provide a detailed history on the village in their book:
Local communities can often provide a microcosm for examining the larger experience of American history and culture. Such is the case with this newly published history of New York Mills. This history traces the evolution of the village through successive periods beginning with the original English, Scottish and Welsh settlers and the establishment of their religious, cultural and social patterns, to the arrival of French-Canadian workers in the 1870s and 1880s, followed by Polish, Italian and Syro-Lebanese immigrants between 1890 and 1920. As the culture of the village changed, so did its focus, from distributing work to employees who worked at home to the development of modern factories, through serious labor unrest and World War I, the Depression and the eventual closing of the textile mills in the 1950s. The book chronicles how the village and its people adapted to these environmental changes, survived and prospered, while at the same time making significant contributions to American society beyond what would be expected from a small village.
Annual Bell Festival
Every year New York Mills holds its annual Bell Fest. This is where the whole community gets together and celebrates yet another great year in New York Mills history with food, fun, and fireworks as the traditional ending.
The role of alcohol in village life
Being a village of predominantly working class people, the consumption of alcohol played a major role in the fabric of social life in New York Mills. For many years, there were at least 8 taverns or bars within the village boundaries; a disproportionately large number for a village its size.
Notable people from New York Mills
- Lewis A. Brigham, represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1879 to 1881
- Robin Curtis, actress
- Ed Furgol, winner of 1954 US Open at Baltusrol, champion golfer who overcame an unbending left arm from a broken elbow at age 12
- Marty Furgol, PGA golfer (unrelated to Ed Furgol)
- Henry Rinaldo Porter, acting assistant surgeon in the Battle of the Little Big Horn
- Charles Doolittle Walcott, paleontologist
- Frederic C. Walcott, United States Senator representing Connecticut from 1929 to 1935
- Matt Hamill, deaf, light heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter.
- Charles A. Hoffman, 11th Grade English teacher, crooner, song writer, mentor and role model.
New York Mills is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
The village is south of the Mohawk River. Some of the surrounding towns and cities near New York Mills include Whitesboro, Utica, Yorkville, and New Hartford.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,191 people, 1,550 households, and 806 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,807.6 people per square mile (1,080.7/km2). There were 1,633 housing units at an average density of 1,436.8 per square mile (553.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.38% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.
There were 1,550 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $30,993, and the median income for a family was $39,779. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $29,844 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,793. About 8.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ Lewis Alexander Brigham, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 14, 2007.
- ^ WALCOTT, Frederic Collin, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 4, 2009.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- New York Mills Union Free School website
- so ya think ya know New York Mills
- New York Mills at Epodunk
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