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Chenango County Relocation & Community Guide

About Chenango County CIndian term for Land of thehenango is believed to havebeen derived from the Oneida Bullthistle. In 1788 the land that is now Chenango County was purchased from the Oneida Indians. The county was formed in 1798. Many of the early settlers were dairy farmers. As the land prospered, cheese factories, mills and other businesses formed along the County’s numerous rivers and streams. We are proud to be able to share the history of the ball-peen hammer which originated at the Maydole Hammer factory in the 1800s. Chenango County was also the home of Pepto-Bismol, Chloraseptic and Borden’s Evaporated Milk. More recently, we have also become home to the nation’s best-selling Greek yogurt, Chobani. Government The Chenango County Population Chenango County has a home rule area is centrally located Chenango County........................................... 50,500 form of government with a County in the southern tier Norwich (county seat) ...................................... 11,191 Board of Supervisors that includes region of New York representatives from all 21 towns State. The county For data on other villages and towns, and two from the City of Norwich, seat of Norwich is contact the Chamber. each elected to two-year terms. The advantageously located City of Norwich has a mayor-cityArea within a 50-mile radius council form of government, and of the major cities of Total square miles................................... 910.2 miles the incorporated villages have a Binghamton, Syracuse, Total land area......................................582,528 acres mayor-village council form of Utica, Cooperstown State land ..........................................112,000 acres government. Hamlets are governed and Oneonta. Agricultural........................................180,584 acres by their own town councils. Forest.................................................378,643 acres Commercial, residential, industrial .......23,301 acres 6


Chenango County Relocation & Community Guide
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