Located east of Lake Ontario, the Town of Hounsfield’s scenic beauty emerges. Dramatic uninterrupted vistas and breathtaking limestone waterfront cliffs characterize the Town’s 27,291 acres of natural beauty. Once renowned for flourishing dairy farms and prosperous cheese factories, today the Town is the hub of cultural tourism in Jefferson County’s central region.
Water is a key feature. Mill Creek flows through its center. Its border are defined by Black River, Black River and Henderson Bays. The islands of Gull, Snake (Bass), Calf, Great and Little Galloo and Stony expand the Town’s shoreline.
The Town named after Ezra Hounsfield, was formed from Watertown on February 17, 1806. Settlers arrived quickly as news spread of abundant forests, fertile soil, bountiful fish and game.
Nestled on the Town’s western boundary is Sackets Harbor which housed the military and naval headquarters for the US Northern frontier during the war of 1812.
Early settlers recognized the rich opportunities in the Town’s land and water resources. The population has grown from 2,700 in 1880 to today’s 3,300 figure. Two hundred years after settlement, the Town of Hounsfield is a popular place for both year-round residents and visitors.
Robert and Jeannie Brennan
GREATER SACKETS HARBOR VISITORS' GUIDE - 2014
[Commemorating 200 Years Since the War of 1812]
Hard copy available by calling (315) 646-2321
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Town of Hounsfield
Supervisor’s Annual Report
The detailed Annual Financial Report of the Supervisor of the Town of Hounsfield has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk at 18774 County Route 166, Watertown, NY. These reports for the year 2013 are public records and are available for inspection by all interested persons.
Diane M. Nier, Town Clerk
Dated: June 10, 2014
If you are interested in serving in any local government position for the
Town of Hounsfield, please call the Town Clerk at
(315) 782-6380 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE ASSESSOR:
2014 Final Assessment Roll
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