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City of Watertown


Watertown, NY (pop. more than 27,000) is a small city in Northern New York State. Located approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles (50 KM) south of Canada, it is the county seat and largest population center of Jefferson County (pop. approximately 120,000).


It is the regional center for the western side of New York State's vast North Country. As such, the City hosts regional state offices, offers regional medical services and is a media center with several network television affiliates; a daily newspaper and numerous radio stations.


The City is known as the birthplace of the "five and dime" the American institution developed by F.W. Woolworth.  Today, the City's Car Freshner Corporation's iconic "Little Trees" air fresheners can be found in cars worldwide.


Streets in Watertown radiate from the downtown Public Square in a hub-and-spoke style.  Public Square and neighborhoods near downtown feature many historic buildings and gracious homes.


Click here to visit the City of Watertowns website.

1000 Islands International Tourism Council
Watertown, NY and Jefferson County, NY 
800-847-5263 or
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