City of Utica

The City of Utica began with the original settlement of Old Fort Schuyler, a military fort designed to guard the fording place of the Mohawk River during the French and Indian War.  The name Utica was selected from thirteen sheets of paper in a random drawing.  It had been submitted by Erastus Clark. The village was incorporated on April 3, 1798.  The act to incorporate the city of Utica was passed by the Legislature on February 13, 1832.

Current Historian:
Keith Marken
Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 735 3642

Note: Please check the Town of Schuyler and the Town of Frankfort in Herkimer County for additional research.

Utica Census 1855 Vol. 5, 5th Ward Marriages, Deaths Utica Businesses - 1865 Second District of the First Ward 
The Utica & Black River Railroad Utica Directory 1817
1850 Sketch of Utica in Rome Citizen The Seal of Utica
Sketch of Utica in 1855 Sketch of Utica in 1838
Utica Public Schools annual report - 1884 (part 1) History of New York Mills
Utica Public Schools annual report - 1884 (part 2) Hand drawn map of Utica in 1802
Utica Public Schools annual report - 1884 (part 3) Sketch of The Great Ford of the Mohawk
Sketch of A view of Utica, 1807 The Reagan & Hart Store, Chadwicks, NY
Sketch of Bagg's Tavern - 1795 St. Anthony's Church, Oneida St., Chadwicks, NY
St. George's Episcopal Church, cnr of Elm & Church St. Chadwicks Union Free High School, Oneida St. 
Inmates of the Home for Aged Men Utica, to 1892 NYS Lunatic Asylum at Utica
Old Welsh Baptist Church Marriages 1832-1839, Utica Utica Magazine Marriages & Deaths 1827-1828
Bleeker Street Baptist Church Home for the Homeless Report 1889
Our Italian Community 1902 Old Postcards of Utica
Old Postcards Utica's Italian Business Colony
Utica's Water Works Company 1886 Newspaper excerpts from the Utica Intelligencer 1826-1830
1844-1845 Utica City Directory Presbyterian Church Directory
Board 434 Dispatches 31st Group Utica City Directory 1858-1859 A-M  N-Z
Old Trinity Episcopal Church Baptisms 1806-1818 Old Trinity Episcopal Church Baptisms 1821-1829
Old Trinity Episcopal Church Baptisms 1829-1836 Old Trinity Episcopal Church Baptisms 1838-1849
A Sketch of the History of the Evangelical Church of the Redeemer Utica City Directory 1883