The charming Village of Croghan is located in the Towns of Croghan and New Bremen in Lewis County in Northern New York State. The area was
first settled by members of the Oneida tribe of the Iroquois Nation. Immigrants
from Switzerland, Germany and France settled here and in 1841 named our town
after George Croghan, a hero in the War of 1812 The Village of Croghan was
incorporated in 1906. Much of the early industry was centered on the forests and
the Beaver River. Logs were sent down the river to the sawmills powered by the
river. The present Croghan Island Mill Lumber Company has been in operation for
more than 150 years.
The 2010 Census shows a village population of 618 with 288
occupied housing units.
Croghan's ambience and location between the St. Lawrence
River, Lake Ontario and the Adirondack mountains attract significant number of
visitors to our local shops and museums. Among the most visited shops are Good
Ol' Wishy's (a Soda Fountain), the Croghan Meat Market (home of the well known
Croghan Bologna), and the Croghan Candy Kitchen.