Ohio, New York

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Ohio is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 922 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is named after the state of Ohio.[citation needed] The town is in the northwest part of the county and northeast of Utica. Part of Ohio is within the Adirondack Park.



The town of Ohio was established as the town of West Brunswick in 1823 from part of the town of Norway. The name changed to Ohio in 1836. Ohio was increased by some of the now defunct town of Wilmurt, which itself had been partly formed with territory from Ohio and the town of Russia in 1836. Willmurt was once the largest town in New York.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 309.0 square miles (800.2 km²), of which, 302.6 square miles (783.7 km²) of it is land and 6.4 square miles (16.6 km²) of it (2.07%) is water.

The eastern town line is the border of Hamilton County, and the western town line is the border of Oneida County.

The Hinckley Lake, formed by a dam on the West Canada Creek is mostly in the town.

New York State Route 8 is a north-south highway in Ohio. New York State Route 365, passes along the north side of the Hinckley Lake before intersecting NY-8.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 922 people, 349 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 974 housing units at an average density of 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.96% White, 0.54% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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