Sherrill, New York

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Sherrill is a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. With a population of 3,147 (2000 census), it is the least populous city in the state. Sherill is located at the western end of the Town of Vernon on Route 5. Sherrill is referred to as The Silver City.[1]



Sherrill was founded in 1916 through a special act of the state legislature. It is unique among cities in New York, because its city charter provides that, for many purposes, it is to be treated as if it were a village, and that the Vernon town government continues to have jurisdiction over the territory of the city.[2] All other cities in New York are independent of town governments.

In 1997, the Oneida tribe purchased land within the city, eventually initiating a dispute about whether they had to pay taxes.[3]


Sherrill is located at 43°04′15″N 75°35′57″W / 43.070808°N 75.599124°W / 43.070808; -75.599124[4], adjacent to the border of Madison County, New York. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,262 households, and 879 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,554.6 people per square mile (601.5/km2). There were 1,309 housing units at an average density of 646.6/sq mi (250.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.00% White, 0.22% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

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