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Herkimer

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Herkimer is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States, southeast of Utica. It is named after Nicholas Herkimer. The population was 10,175 at the 2010 census.The town contains a village also called Herkimer. Herkimer County Community College is located in Herkimer village.HistoryHerkimer was first settled around 1722, in an area originally called Stone Ridge, now the Village of Herkimer. Early settlers were primarily Palatine Germans.Johan Jost Herchheimer, a farmer who also engaged in trade and transport on the Mohawk River, settled in the German Flatts District of Albany County, New York in 1725, on the south side of the Mohawk River, within the present day township of German Flatts, incorporated in 1788. He owned 5000acre of the land, including a strategic portage around Little Falls, where his eldest son Nicholas Herkimer established a farmstead. In 1788, the town of Herkimer, on the north side of the river, was incorporated and named after him.
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