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Wampsville Village

Wampsville Village Hall is located at 118 North Court Street, Wampsville NY 13163; phone: 315-363-5810.

On the opening of the Seneca Turnpike, Myndert Wemple, a blacksmith, who had been sent among the Indians by General Washington, opened a tavern at the place which was afterwards named for him, Wampsville. The tavern being the only one in the area for many years, was widely known to the traveling and emigrating public. Wemple was favored by the Indians. They gave him a one-mile square tract of land in Westmoreland, known as "Wemple's Patent."

On the opening of the Erie Canal, the lands around Wampsville were marketed and rapidly developed and/or sold.

When Canastota (to the west) and Oneida (to the east) were competing for designation as the county seat, Wampsville ended up being a compromise choice.

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