Introduction to Rome, New York
Rome, New York, in Oneida county, is 13 miles NW of Utica, New York and 174 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is considered part of the Utica- Rome metropolitan area. Rome has a population of 34,950.
The area now known as the City of Rome was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Throughout its history, the city has enjoyed a great strategic and commercial significance, primarily because of its location along an ancient trade route. Brass and copper works were founded in the city in 1801 by Paul Revere. The nation's first cheese factory was also established in Rome in 1851. It was incorporated as a city in 1870. The area was named after the classical city of Rome in Italy.
Rome and nearby Attractions
- Delta Lake State Park
- Fort Stanwix National Monument
- Erie Canal Village
- New York State Cheese Museum
- Rome Historical Society Museum
- Utica Zoo
Things To Do In Rome
During you stay in Rome, you can visit Hazelton Park, the Bell- Isle Park, Franklyns Field, Vogel Park, Harr- Pinti Field, the Fort Stanwix National Monument and Riverside Park. The Delta Lake State Park is also a popular tourist destination. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Utica Zoo are close by, and ideal places for family day trips.
Oneida County Airport is nearby.
Rome Higher Education
The local colleges are Mohawk Valley Community College- Rome Branch and the Central New York Bible Institute.