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Potsdam Town

Potsdam Town Hall is located at 35 Market Street, Potsdam NY 13676; phone: 315-265-3430.

Beginnings [1]

The Town of Potsdam was incorporated in 1806. The first elected officials were: supervisor, Benjamin Raymond; clerk, Gurdon Smith; commissioners, Bester Pierce, David French, and Gurdon Smith; assessors, Giles Parmelee, Horace Garfield, and Benjamin Bailey.

Benjamin Raymond, along with 6 other men, were first to settle in the area, around 1802, along the Raquette River south of what is now Potsdam Village.

  1. Gates Curtis, ed. Our County and Its People: a Memorial Reocrd of St. Lawrence County, New York, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, 1894.
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