Herkimer County

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Herkimer County is named for Nickolas Herkimer, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  February 16, 1791 

County Seat:

Herkimer  1791 – present


Old County Courthouse – Herkimer  


Location:  320 North Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Victoria

Architect:  A J Lathrop of Utica

Contractor:  Sell and Folts of Herkimer


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick structure. The west front has a small wood porch with balcony above. Above are larger windows and the windows in the building are arched. Above the entrance at the pecked roof line is a large square wood cupola with square platform at the top. The building was renovated in 1937 to 1938. The architect was R E Sluyter and the contractor was Works Progress Administration.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $46,471.


County Courthouse – Herkimer  




Location:  301 North Washington Street / Mary Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robertson Strong Apgas

Contractor:  Gaefano/Ross Wilson


Description:  The building faces east and is a five story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a semi circular dark glass section above the entrance. The first story has horizontal stops of dark brown colored brick. The building corners have brown colored brick and dark glass. The windows on the second to fourth stories have white trim. The fifth story has dark colored glass and a wide white colored band below the flat roof line.



N – Saint Lawrence County

E – Hamilton County, Fulton County and Montgomery County

S – Otsego County 

W – Oneida County and  Lewis County





























Photos taken 2010