The Chenango County area is centrally located in the southern tier region of New York State. The county seat of Norwich is advantageously located within a 50-mile radius of the major cities of Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica, Cooperstown and Oneonta.
Chenango is believed to have been derived from the Indian term Land of the Bullthistle. In 1788 the land that is now Chenango County was purchased from the Indians. The county was formed in 1798. Many of the early settlers were dairy farmers. As the land prospered, cheese factories, mills and other businesses formed along the County’s numerous rivers and streams.
After hours, have a cocktail in a local pub; attend a theatrical performance, movie, concert or local sports event. Whether you’re here for a special weekend, to attend one of our annual events, or just passing through, once you visit, be assured that Chenango County will always be “home.”
“Having it all” isn’t just a dream – it’s a way of life. The warmth and friendliness of the country combined with the vitality of the city make greater Chenango County a natural choice. You’ll enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, savor its cultural and recreational opportunities, and appreciate the environment of community and caring. The greater Chenango natives and newcomers alike believe that this is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Many of Chenango County's downtowns feature historic architecture, thriving small businesses, parks for families to enjoy, and annual events and farmers' markets that flourish. Many communities have focused on preserving our historic buildings, streetscape improvements, and banner programs, making Chenango's downtowns among the most inviting in New York State.
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