Norwood, New York

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Norwood is a village located in St. Lawrence County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,685.

The Village of Norwood is on the town line of two towns so that it is partly in the Town of Potsdam and partly in the Town of Norfolk. The village is north of Potsdam.



The community was known early in its history as "Pubesville." Norwood as it is known today, grew out of the shadows of Potsdam, New York in the 1870s. In 1871 the growing Potsdam hamlet became a village entered into existence as the "Village of Potsdam Junction."

Villagers later wanted to further distinguish the town by disassociating its name with Potsdam and submitted proposal to the federal government to become the Village of Baldmen but it was discovered that there was already a post office named Baldmen. A short time later on April 15, 1875 a new name was voted on and Norwood was selected. The mayor of Norwood is currently Mike Colby.


Norwood is located at 44°44'54" North, 74°59'50" West (44.748416, -74.997269)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 8.41% water.

The village straddles the Raquette River.

North-south highway, New York State Route 56 (North/South Main Street) passes through the center of the village. County Road 35 enters the village from the west, and County Road 48 joins NY-56 just south of the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 1,685 people, 685 households, and 446 families residing in the village. The population density is 314.3/km² (814.1/mi²). There are 750 housing units at an average density of 139.9/km² (362.4/mi²), of which 685 are occupied. The racial makeup of the village is 98.46% White, 0.36% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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