Introduction to Ogdensburg, New York
In 1749, Abbé Picquet built a mission in the present day City of Ogdensburg and named it Fort de La Présentation. Settlement under the American flag began in 1796 and the area was named Ogdensburgh. It was named after Col. Samuel Ogden. Ogdensburgh became the county seat of St. Lawrence County in 1802 and served until 1828. It was incorporated as a village in 1817. In the same year, Ogdensburg removed the "h" from its spelling. In 1868 it was reincorporated as a city. The city is the site of the Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940, which was signed between United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
Ogdensburg and nearby Attractions
- Eel Weir State Park
- Frederic Remington Art Museum
- Morristown Gateway Museum
- Jacques Carter State Park
- Silas Wright Museum
- Coles Creek State Park
Things To Do In Ogdensburg
Ogdensburg boasts of several parks and playgrounds. You can also visit Crescent Park, Park Street Athletic Field, Skateboard Park, Maple City Trail and Kids Kingdom during your leisure hours. Golf enthusiasts can spend their free hours at the St Lawrence State Park Golf Course. You can also enjoy a day trip at the Frederick Remington Art Museum and the Morristown Gateway Museum. In addition, the City of Ogdensburg organizes the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival in the last week of July every year.
Ogdensburg International Airport is located within the city.
Ogdensburg Higher Education
Wadhams Hall Seminary College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by St. Lawrence University, Jefferson Community College and Clarkson University.