The town of Croghan in Upstate New York sits just northeast of the
Lewis County seat,
Lowville and was settled in the 1830s. The town was formed in 1841 and it is
bordered by both Jefferson and Herkimer counties.
Named after the famous war hero of the war of 1812, Col.
George Croghan, the town of Croghan has numerous communities and locations
therein including Beaver Falls, Belfort, the village of Croghan, Indian River,
and Naumburg among others. It is home to the American Maple Museum and Hall of
Fame, the Oswegatchie Educational Center, and the Railway Historical
Society of Northern New York Museum. We are fortunate to have two libraries in
the town. One is located on Main Street in the village of Croghan and the second
is located on Lewis Street, Beaver Falls. Both are free for the public to use
and each has computers for public use. The predominant industries and businesses in the town of
Croghan are construction, paper, agriculture, forestry, and fishing and hunting.
2/11/2017 - Dialing 315 before local phone calls begins
Beginning on today's date, everyone within the 315 area code
must dial 315 before their phone number if dialing locally. If dialing
long-distance, you must dial 1-315- and then the remainder of the number if
dialing within the 315 area code. Emergency numbers like 911, 411, etc do not
require the area code to be dialed before the number.
The new 680 area code for new phone numbers being added in
what has always been exclusively 315 area will begin being introduced on March
11, just a month after the mandatory area code dialing takes affect.