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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Ogdensburg is approximately 13,521 (1990), 11128 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,610 (1990), 4070 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ogdensburg is 13.123 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 7.999 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ogdensburg to Washington DC is 408 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 166 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ogdensburg is positioned 44.70 degrees north of the equator and 75.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northern New York, across the St. Lawrence River from Prescott in Canada
It is just 55 miles from Ottawa, Canada,130 miles from Syracuse and 370 miles from New York City.

Here is a map page for Ogdensburg.
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History & History Related Items

The oldest federal building in the USA is the Robert C. McEwan Customs House in Ogdensburg NY

The first settlement at what is now Ogdensburg (the only U.S. city in the St. Lawrence Valley) was in 1749 when French priest Francois Picquet S.S. founded Fort La Presentation for Christian Native Americans. Warriors from La Presentation figured in the French and Indian War. The Fort was dismantled by the French in 1760; rebuilt by the English as Fort Oswegatchie. The cornerstone of Fort La Presentation still exists in the foyer of the City Hall in Ogdensburg. It reads:
"In nomine - Deiomnipotentis Huic habitationi initia dedit Franc Picquet MDCCXLIX" ("Francis Picquet laid the foundation of this habitation in the name of Almighty God, in 1749.)
history sent by local resident-taken from Garand, P.S., The History of the City of Ogdensburg, Ogdensburg NY 1927

The place which developed from this first settlement soon became an important St. Lawrence River port. In 1817, the growing community was incorporated as the village of Ogdensburg, named for the first landowner Colonel Samuel Ogden. It was the first home of the St. Lawrence County seat from 1802 to 1828. In 1868, Ogdensburg was granted city status.

historical photos and pictures for Ogdensburg

Here is a history page for the city.
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Learn more about Ogdensburg at this site

Frederic Remington Art Museum
303 Washington Street
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Phone: 315-393-2425
Fax: 315-393-4464
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Ogdensburg City Government

City of Ogdensburg
Contact City Hall

Ogdensburg Chamber

Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce
1020 Park Street
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Phone: 315-313-3620
Fax: 315-313-1380

Ogdensburg Organizations

Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce
1020 Park Street
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Phone: 315-313-3620
Fax: 315-313-1380

Ogdensburg Libraries

Ogdensburg Public Library
312 Washington St.
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Phone: 315-393-4325
Fax: 315-393-4344

Ogdensburg Schools

Ogdensburg City School District
1100 State Street
Ogdensburg, N.Y. 13669
Phone: (315) 393-0900


Northwest Technical Center
in Ogdensburg

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