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Oneida County Part 4- Oneida County and the waterfalls on the Fish Creek and Mad River

Stone Barn Castle, Oneida County, New York 1979ish

Oneida County
Part 4- Oneida County and the waterfalls on the Fish Creek and Mad River
By Bobbieswaterfalls

Continued from Part 1 – Description of the Tug Hill Region

Towns that are within the Tug Hill Region
Annsville, Ava, Boonville, Camden, Florence, Floyd, Forestport, Lee, Remsen, Steuben, Trenton, Vienna, Western

Region: Central Region
NYS Tourism Region: Central Leatherstocking
NYDEC Region: Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario

Just a quick note here, this is a lengthy read.

Annsville is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after Ann Bloomfield, wife of a founder. The Town of Annsville is in the northwest part of the county.
History
Annsville was settled in April 1793 when John W. Bloomfield moved from Burlington, New Jersey to what is now the hamlet of Taberg, and erected a saw mill and a grist mill. The north town line is the border of Lewis County, directly northwest of the town of Taberg
Communities and locations in Annsville
Blennes Corner – A location in the southwest part of the town.
Blossvale – A hamlet near the south town line, named after the Bloss family who were early settlers of the area. A former railway station was located here.
Bowman Hill – An elevation located northeast of Taberg.
Corkin Hill – An elevation located north of Pond Hill. Partially in the Town of Florence.
Finn Hill – An elevation located north of Taberg.
Glenmore – A hamlet in the south central part of the town.

Florence Creek, falls on, Slater Rd I formerly named Slater Road (falls on)

Florence Creek, Slater Road, Oneida County, New York 4-15-2009

 

 

 

 

McConnellsville – Home to Harden Furniture Co. one of the largest employers in town.
Pond Hill – The area surrounding “Mack Pond”, west of Taberg on Route 69.
Taberg – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on Route 69.

Furnance Creek, falls on Point Rock Waterfalls

Furnace Creek falls on, Oneida County, New York 3-11-2016

 

 

 

 

Ava is a town in Oneida County. Ava was named after the Kingdom of Ava. Ava is located within the Tug Hill Plateau region, and the north town line is the border of Lewis County. The Mohawk River, and Black River run through Ava, and Fish Creek forms Ava’s western border with the Town of Annsville. The Town of Ava is in the north central part of the county. Ava is north of the city of Rome.
History
Ava was formed from Boonville on May 12, 1846. It was the second to last town to be created in the county, followed only by Forestport in 1869.
Communities and locations in Ava
Ava – The hamlet of Ava is on NY 26.
Flint Town – A hamlet south of Ava.
Redmond Corner – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.
Webster Hill – An elevation located northeast of Flint Town.

Boonville is a town in Oneida County. The town is in the northeast of the county. The town includes a village, also called Boonville. The town and village are named after Gerrit Boon, an agent of the Holland Land Company.
History
The Town of Boonville was created in 1805 from the Town of Leyden.
Geography
The north town line is the border of Lewis County, and the east town line is the Black River. The former Black River Canal was constructed to connect to the Erie Canal.
Communities and locations in the Town of Boonville
Alder Creek – A hamlet at the junction of state routes 12 and 28.
Alder Creek Station – A location in the southeast part of the town, west of Alder Creek.
Boonville – The Village of Boonville is on NY 12 at 12D.
Hawkinsville – A hamlet east of Boonville village, near the Black River.

Hawkinsville Dam and Falls

Hawkinsville, Black River falls and dam, Oneida County, New York 10-11-2015

 

 

 

 

Hurlbutville – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.

Pixley Falls State Park, tributary, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Jackson Hill – An elevation located south of Boonville.
Park Hill – An elevation located east of Boonville.
Pixley Falls – A waterfall located within Pixley Falls State Park.

Pixley Falls

Pixley Falls

 

 

 

 

 

Pixley Falls State Park – Located on NY 46 several miles south of the Village of Boonville and adjacent to Hurlbutville.
Potato Hill – An elevation located southeast of Boonville.

There is a location here, need to find: My granddaughter had a field trip to the Potato Hill Farm and Trails

Sperry Hill – An elevation located east of Boonville.

Camden is a town in Oneida County. The town of Camden contains a village also called Camden. The town is in the northwest part of Oneida County and is northwest of the City of Rome.
History
The town was formed from the Town of Mexico in 1799. The town is north north west of Oneida Lake. The west town line is the border of Oswego County.
Forest Park is located in Camden, off of Route 13. Emmons Brook and Cob Brook run through the park.

Forest Park, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Communities and locations in the Town of Camden
Camden – The Village of Camden is at the junction of NY 13 and NY 69.

Camden Dam and Falls #1 Penfield & Stone Dam, Foundry Dam

Camden Dam and Falls 1, Historical, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Camden Dam and Falls #2

Camden Dam and Falls 2, Historical, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Hillsboro – A hamlet west of Camden village.
Preston Hill – A location south of Camden village.
Westdale – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.

Westdale Dam Falls

Westdale Dam Falls, Oneida County, New York 3-17-2012

 

 

 

 

Florence is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after the city Florence in Italy. The Town of Florence is in the northwest corner of Oneida County and is northwest of the City of Rome.
History
Florence was created from part of the Town of Camden in 1805.
Geography
The west town line is the border of Oswego County, and Oswego County and Lewis County form the north town line.
Communities and locations in Florence
Corkin Hill – An elevation located southeast of Thompson Corners. Partially in the Town of Annsville.
Empeyville – A hamlet near the east town line.
Florence – The hamlet of Florence is in the northern part of the town.

Graves Cemetery Falls

Graves Cemetary Falls, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 


Florence Hill – A hamlet southwest of Florence.

Forty-six Corners – A location north of Empeyville.

I have been to this area a few times now, looking for a waterfall that has been confirmed by a friend of mine as being there, yet I have not yet walked/hiked in far enough to find and see.

Hanifin Corners – A location north of Empeyville.
Thompson Corners – A location south of Empeyville.
Wickwire Hill – An elevation located west of Thompson Corners.

River Road Falls near, Oneida County, New York 6-30-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Floyd is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Town of Floyd is located east of the City of Rome and the former Griffiss Air Force Base. The Erie Canal passes along the south part of the town.
History
The Town of Floyd was founded in 1796 from the Town of Steuben. William Floyd, for whom the town is named, became a resident of Oneida County in 1794. The town was briefly mentioned in the 1996 film “City Hall,” where the two main characters were stuck in Floyd while waiting for snow to clear off the train tracks.
Geography
The Mohawk River defines the south town line. Nine Mile Creek, which flows through the southeast part of the town, was originally known as Te-ya-nun-sak, or Teyanunsoke, “a beech tree standing.”
Communities and locations in Floyd, NY
Camroden – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town named by Welsh immigrants. Welsh was the predominant language here from 1825 until the late 1880s.

There are several falls in this local area. My former company I worked for gave me the locations. The photo below was the biggest. I seen a trail, however was unsure of the land status.

Unnamed Waterfall, Floyd, New York

 

 

 

 

 

East Floyd – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
Floyd – The hamlet of Floyd on NY 365.
Pen Bonc Hill – An elevation in the northeast corner of the town.
The Punch Bowl – The site of the first settlement, and of the first mill in the town. https://townfloyd.digitaltowpath.org:10012/content/History
South Hill – A small mountain range in the northeast corner of the town. Partially in the Town of Western.
Steuben Valley – A hamlet at the northeast corner of the town.
Stittville – A hamlet at the east town line.

Forestport is a town in Oneida County. The Town of Forestport is located in the northeast corner of Oneida County. The northern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park. Forestport was created from the Town of Remsen in 1869.
Geography
The east town line is the border of Herkimer County, and The north town line is the border of Lewis County. The Black River and Kayuta Lake define the west town line.
Communities and locations in Forestport
Anos Siding – a location in the northeast part of the town.
Forestport – the hamlet of Forestport is located on the banks of the Black River off NY 28 in the southwest part of the town.
Forestport Reservoir – A reservoir located by the hamlet of Forestport.

Forestport Reservoir Dam and Falls

Forestport Reservoir Dam and Falls, Oneida County, New York 10-11-2015

 

 

 

 


Forestport Station – a hamlet east of Forestport.
Holiday House – a location on NY 28 north of Woodgate.
Long Lake – a lake in the northeast part of the town north of Woodgate.
Meyers Hill – An elevation located northeast of Woodhull.
Nichols Mills – a location in the northeast part of the town.
Otter Lake – a hamlet located on NY 28 in the northeast corner of the town.
Otter Lake – a lake located in the northeast corner of the town by the hamlet of Otter Lake.
Round Lake – A lake located southeast of Long Lake.
White Lake – a lake south of Long Lake and adjacent to Route 28.
Woodgate – located 7 miles north of the hamlet of Forestport on SR 28.
Woodhull – a hamlet southwest of Forestport.

For the wikiloc trail link click here

Woodhull Creek Waterfalls, Oneida County, New York 2017

 

 

 

 

Lee is a town in Oneida County. The Town of Lee is northwest of Rome, New York.
History
The Town of Lee was formed from the Town of Western in 1811. The town was named after Revolutionary War General Charles Lee.
Geography
Delta Reservoir, also called Delta Lake, is partly in the southeast part of the town, created in 1911 as a feeder for the New York State Barge Canal by flooding the Village of Delta.

For the history of Delta and the lost village click here

Delta Dam State

Delta State Dam, Oneida County, New York 3-27-2016

 

 

 

 


Communities and locations in Lee
Brookfield – A hamlet near the west town line.
Delta Reservoir – A reservoir at the southeast border of the town.
Elmer Hill – A location in the southeast corner of the town.
Hawkins Corner – A hamlet south of Lake Delta on Route 26.
Lake Delta – A hamlet near the Delta Reservoir on Route 26.
Lee – The hamlet of Lee is in the southwest corner of the town on Route 69.
Lee Center – A hamlet west of Stokes Corner.
Point Rock – A location in the northwest corner of the town.

Frederick W Parker Jr Bridge (seasonal/ephemeral)

Frederick W Parker Jr Bridge, Point Rock Waterfalls, Oneida County, New York 4-2-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stokes Corner – A hamlet north of Lake Delta on Route 26.
West Branch – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town on Route 26.
West Lee – A hamlet between Brookfield and Lee Center on Route 53.

Remsen is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after Henry Remsen, an early settler. The Town of Remsen contains a village also named Remsen. The town is north of the city of Utica.
History
The Town of Remsen was formed in 1798 from part of the Town of Norway in Herkimer County, New York when Oneida County was formed. In 1869, part of Remsen was used to form the new Town of Forestport.
Geography
The east town line is the border of Herkimer County. The Black River, widened into Kayuta Lake by a dam, defines the north part of the town. Remsen is at the border of the Adirondack Park.
Communities and locations in the Town of Remsen
Bailey Hills – An elevation located northwest of Ninety-six Corners.
Bardwell Mill – A location east of Hennedaga, south of Kayuta Lake.
Kayuta Lake – A lake partly in the northwest part of the town.
Hinckley Reservoir – A reservoir partly in the southeast part of the town.

Hinkley Reservoir Dam, Oneida/Herkimer County, New York 5-11-2014

 

 

 

 

Hennedaga – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
Ninety Five Hill – An elevation west-northwest of Ninety-six Corners.
Ninety-six Corners – A hamlet on Route 365 near the east town line.
Remsen – The Village of Remsen is in the southwest part of the town.

Remsen Falls, Near Remsen Depot

Remsen Falls Dam near Remsen Depot, Oneida County, New York 3-30-2013

 

 

 

 

Steuben is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after Baron von Steuben, a Prussian general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. The Town of Steuben is approximately 18 miles northwest of Utica, New York.
History
Steuben was formed from part of the Town of Whitestown in 1792. In 1796, part of Steuben was used to form the newer Town of Floyd and Town of Rome. Steuben was reduced again in 1797 to form the Town of Western.
Communities and locations
Boody Hill – An elevation located northwest of Steuben.
Bowen Hill – An elevation located north of Fink Hollow.
East Steuben – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
Fink Hollow – A hamlet north of Steuben.
Maple Mountain – An elevation located northwest of Steuben.
Merrick Corner – A hamlet south of Steuben.
Oakes Hill – An elevation located northwest of Steuben.
Penn Mountain – An elevation located west of East Steuben.
Sixty Corners – A location northeast of Steuben, near the Steuben historic site.
Steuben – The hamlet of Steuben, formerly “Steuben Corners” is on NY 274.
Steuben Memorial State Historic Site – A historic site near the east town line. Baron Von Steuben Memorial Park

According to resources, there is suppose to be a waterfall in the historic park.

https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/2/details.aspx

Steuben Valley – A hamlet at the south town line and Southeast of Steuben.

Trenton (called Ose-te-a-da-que, “in the bone” by the Haudenosaunee) is a town in Oneida County.
History
The first settlement was developed in 1793 by Gerrit Boon in Barneveldt, as an agent of the Holland Land Company. The town was formed in 1797 from the Town of Schuyler (in Herkimer County, New York).
Geography
The West Canada Creek forms the eastern town line, the border of Herkimer County. The town lent its name to the “Trenton Group”, a limestone bed that extends to Minnesota.
Communities and locations in Trenton
Barneveld – The hamlet of Barneveld is in the east central part of the town, west of Trenton Falls.
Barneveld Station – A location south of Barneveld on New York State Route 12 (NY 12).
Fox Hill – An elevation located north-northeast of Barneveld.

Prospect Junction Rd, falls on, Cady Brook Cady Brook Falls

Prospect Road, Cady Brook, Oneida County, New York 3-30-2013

 

 

 

 

Hinckley – A hamlet located on NY 365 near the Hinckley Reservoir on the north bank of West Canada Creek.
Holland Patent – The Village of Holland Patent is in the southwest part of the town on NY 365.
Mapledale – A location south of Barneveld.
Prospect – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.

Prospect Falls

Prospect Falls, Oneida County, New York 3-30-2013

 

 

 

 

South Trenton – Located off NY 12 near the southern town border with Deerfield.
Steuben Valley – A hamlet at the west town line.
Trenton Falls – A waterfall and hamlet at the east town line on West Canada Creek.

Trenton Falls, Upper High Falls

Trenton Falls, High Falls and Upper, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

 

Trenton Falls Station – A location west of Trenton Falls.

Cincinnati Creek Falls

Cincinnatti Creek Falls, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Vienna /vaɪˈɛnə/ is a town in Oneida County. The town is named after the capital of Austria. The Town of Vienna is in the western part of the county.
History
Vienna was formed out of the town of Camden when it was divided in April 1807. The town’s original name was “Orange” but shortly after the town’s formation, it was renamed to “Bengal.” Eight years later, in 1816, Bengal was renamed to its current name of Vienna.
Geography
The town borders Oneida Lake and the west town line is the border of Oswego County. The Erie Canal is on the south border near Sylvan Beach. Fish Creek defines part of the east town line and joins the Erie Canal near Sylvan Beach.
Communities and locations in Vienna
Brockway Corners – A location southeast of Elpis.
Dibbletown – A hamlet north of McConnellsville on NY 13, near the north town line.
Edgewater Beach – A hamlet on the west shore of Oneida Lake, north of Sylvan Beach.
Elpis – A hamlet between Maple Flats and Thompsons Corners.
Fish Creek Landing – A hamlet at the intersection of Vienna Road and Cook Road.
Hall Corners – A location northwest of Jewell.
Jewell – A hamlet on NY 49 on the north shore of Oneida Lake.
Long Crossing – A hamlet west of North Bay on Route 49.
Loomis Corners – A location north of Jewell.
Maple Flats – A hamlet near the west town line.
McConnellsville – A hamlet north of Vienna village on Route 13.
North Bay – A hamlet west of Vienna village on Route 49.
Pine – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
Sylvan Beach – The Village of Sylvan Beach is on the east end of Oneida Lake on Route 13.
Thompson Corners – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
Vienna – The hamlet of Vienna is at the junction of Routes 13 and 49 north of Sylvan Beach village.

Sites of interest in Vienna: The Stone Barn One of my first jobs!!

Stone Barn Castle, Oneida County, New York 1979ish Stone Barn Castle, Oneida County, New York 1979ish Stone Barn Castle, Oneida County, New York 1979ish

 

 

 

 

 

Western is a town in Oneida County. The Town of Western is an interior town of Oneida County, north of Rome.
History
The Town of Western was formed in 1797 from the Town of Steuben. In 1811, part of Western was used to form the newer Town of Lee.
Geography
Delta Reservoir, also called Delta Lake, is mostly in the southwest part of the town.
Communities and locations in Western
Beartown – A hamlet near the west town line, north of Delta Lake.
Buck Hill – An elevation located north of Westernville.
Carmichael Hill – A hamlet near the east town line, located north of Big Brook.
Clark Hill – An elevation located northeast of Westernville.
Big Brook – A hamlet near the east town line.

Big Brook, Falls on

Big Brook Lower Falls, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

Delta Reservoir – A reservoir in the southwest part of the town.
Delta Lake State Park – A state park on the south side of Delta Lake.
Dopp Hill – An elevation located west of Gifford Hill.
Dunbar – A hamlet near the north town line on NY 46.
Frenchville – A hamlet northeast of Westernville on Route 46.

Wells Creek, Falls on

Wells Creek Falls on, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 


Gifford Hill – An elevation located south of Westernville.
Haynes Hill – An elevation located east of West Branch.
Hillside – A hamlet northwest of North Western on Route 46.

Mohawk River, falls on, Western Twn

Mohawk River falls on, Western Twn, Oneida County, New York

 

 

 

 

 

Meszler Hill – An elevation located north of Carmichael Hill.
North Western – A hamlet north of Frenchville on Route 46.

Buttermilk Falls, Western Twn

Buttermilk Falls, Western, Oneida County, New York 7-29-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Quaker Hill – An elevation located northwest of Westernville.
Tripp Pinnacle – An elevation located north of Westernville.
Westernville – A hamlet at the eastern end of Delta Lake on Route 46.
Woods Valley – A ski resort in the southwest part of the town.

Additional Waterfalls on Fish Creek and Mad River and not included in writeup

For the write up of the Point Rock Waterfalls, click here

City Of Rome Reservoir Dam and First Wave, Point Rock Waterfalls
Hotel California Rapids, EB Fish Creek Point Rock Waterfalls
Ice Pool, Cascade on River Walls Point Rock Waterfalls
Kellys Corner Rapids, EB Fish Creek Point Rock Waterfalls
Palmer Road Rapids, EB Fish Creek Point Rock Waterfalls
Sand Pit Rapids, EB Fish Creek Point Rock Waterfalls
Town Rapids, EB Fish Creek Point Rock Waterfalls
Waterfall Wave Rapids, EB Fish Creek City of Rome Reservoir

For the write up on the Camden New York area waterfalls, click here
Mad River, small falls on, Jones Rd Bridge
Mad River, small falls on, Old Camden Swim Hole
Mad River, small falls on, Old River Road

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