Ogdensburg History


The part-time City Historian is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date chronicle of Ogdensburg's history. The Historian's budget includes acquisition costs for various publications used by the City Historian and publication expenses for articles and pamphlets written by the City Historian.

You can contact the City Historian by emailing the City Historian or calling the City Clerk's Office at 315-393-3540.

City Historian's Goals


The City of Ogdensburg, New York, is located in northern St. Lawrence County along the southern shore of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, directly across from the Canadian towns of Prescott and Brockville, Ontario. The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge conveniently connects the two countries. The City encompasses an area of approximately 8.18 square miles and has a diverse population of 12,364 according to the 2000 Census.

With more than six miles of shoreline along the mighty St. Lawrence River and close proximity to major Canadian and American commercial markets and thriving business enterprises, Ogdensburg blends a unique complementary mix of rural charm and urban amenities.


Historic Ogdensburg Brochure (PDF)

City Historian Links

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Other Historical Links

Make History Accessible with QR Codes
Senator Preston King and Congressman John Fine
Marion Sanger Frank, Women's Suffragist
Collin Burnham House, 324 Caroline Street
Ogdensburg and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Knap House, 412 Caroline Street
James House, 16 Caroline Street
Brownlow House, 337 Caroline Street