Central New York

Schoharie

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Schoharie County is located west of Albany and southeast of Utica, with the Village of Schoharie as its county seat and Cobleskill as its largest town.

The name of the county and the county seat come from a Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood."

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Main Industries: Agriculture is the primary industry of Schoharie County. Farms are situated all over the county, and farm stands featuring local produce are operated in the Schoharie Valley. Schoharie County is home to Howe Caverns, a popular tourist destination providing cave tours and an outdoor adventure park.

The Iroquois Indian Museum in Cobleskill has the largest collection of Iroquois art in the United States. The museum includes a performance center, where Iroquois present traditional and contemporary music and dance.

Land: Much of the southern portion of the county lies within the Catskill Mountains. Land rises in both directions quite rapidly from Schoharie Creek in the middle of the county. In contrast, the northern part of the county is predominately small hills and valleys.

The Gilboa Dam and the Schoharie Reservoir are part of the New York City Water Supply System. The New York Power Authority operates the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam and its reservoir to produce hydroelectric power.

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Elected Officials
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Chair, Board of Supervisors - Earl VanWormer III

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Contact
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(518) 295-8347

284 Main Street Room 365 Schoharie, NY 12157