Introduction to Salisbury, New York
Salisbury, New York, in Herkimer county, is 20 miles E of Utica, New York and 169 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Utica- Rome metropolitan statistical area. About 12,341 people live in Salisbury.
Salisbury was originally a part of the Town of Palatine in Montgomery County. It was formed as a separate town on March 3, 1797. Later, on April 7, 1817, it was annexed to Herkimer County. The town was named after Salisbury, Connecticut, from where most of the early settlers came. Salisbury was once inhabited by Native Americans and was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1700s.
Salisbury and nearby Attractions
- Little Falls Historical Society Museum
- Adirondack Park
- Caroga Historical Association & Museum
- Morehouse Historical Museum
- Herkimer County Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Salisbury
Salisbury offers several recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can spend your free time at the Adirondack Park. The Herkimer Home State Historic Site is also a popular local spot. Some of the other popular tourist attractions near Salisbury are the Fort Plain Museum, Little Falls Historical Society Museum and the Morehouse Historical Museum. In addition, the town organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Republic Airport.
Salisbury Higher Education
Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.