Introduction to Watertown, New York
In 1800, pioneers from New Hampshire settled in the area that is presently known as Watertown. They selected in this area because of its proximity to the Black River. They had envisioned developing an industrial center that could be powered by the Black River. By the middle of the 19th century, the area had some major industries, including many paper mills. Watertown went on to be incorporated as a village in 1816 and as a city in 1869.
Watertown and nearby Attractions
- Thompson Park
- Thompson Park Zoo
- Jefferson County Historical Society
- Sci-Tech Center
- Watertown Golf Club
- Ives Hill Country Club
Things To Do In Watertown
Watertown is home to several architecturally significant buildings. One of them is the Jefferson County Courthouse, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Along with its rich architectural heritage, the city has a compact and walkable retail area. The neighborhood also has a couple of standard golf courses.
Watertown International Airport is nearby.
Watertown Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at the local Jefferson Community College. Other nearby institutions include SUNY College and Le Moyne College.