About Chenango County
Welcome to Chenango, New York, a destination known for its warm, friendly people, unrivaled lifestyle and beautiful natural surroundings.
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.
We are proud to be able to share the history of the ball-peen hammer which originated at the Maydole Hammer factory back in the 1800’s. Chenango County is also the home of Pepto-Bismol, Chloraseptic and Borden’s Evaporated Milk.
While you’re here, please take the time to explore our charming neighborhoods. Wander through our exquisite shops, museums and parks. Dine in some of our quaint cafés and restaurants.
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.
If you have any questions, log on to www.chenangony.org or call 1-(877) CHENANGO, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. You can also say hello in person at our offices at 19 Eaton Avenue, on the 2nd floor of the Eaton Center, in Norwich.
All of us at Commerce Chenango hope you have a wonderful stay and that you’ll visit us again or decide that this is a great place to live and work!