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Mission Statement

The mission of the City Historianís Office shall be to collect, preserve and document the historical records and data pertaining to the City of Watertown and share this material with the community.

Research Material Available

  • Over 350 notebooks on subjects pertaining to the Village and City History
  • Maps, news clippings, photos and postcards
  • Village and City Directories dating back to 1840
  • Books on New York State and Jefferson County


This office is staffed by volunteers who enjoy history and who will assist with any research you might have. Please call for an appointment.

City Clerk/Historian
City Hall
245 Washington Street, Room 101
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: (315) 785-7780
Fax: (315) 785-7796


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Jefferson County Historical Society