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Theresa, New York, USA - Town Hall, Main Street, Theresa, N.Y.

Theresa is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The town is named after Theresa La Ray, the daughter of an original landowner.

The town of Theresa contains a village also named Theresa.


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Town Hall, Main Street, Theresa, N.Y.
Theresa, New York, USA

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1898 - Theresa

Away back in the early years of the century Benjamin Wright, the pioneer surveyor and explorer, informed James Le Ray that the high falls on Indian river offered abundant and never failing water power for any mills which the proprietor might feel disposed to build at that point. This information determined Le Ray to make a clearing and found a settlement, to accomplish which he caused a road to be opened from Evans’ Mills to the falls during the year 1812. He also caused 40 acres of land to be cleared on the present J. P. Douglas place, and another tract of 100 acres in the next year, which James Shurtliff purchased and settled upon in 1815. A few years later the proprietor engaged Musgrove Evans to survey a thousand acre tract for a village site, although many years passed before the hamlet was in fact established. A mill, however, was built, but before its completion Anson Cheeseman moved into the building and occupied it as a home. The lumber cut from the... Read MORE...

Theresa, te-ree'sa, a banking post-village in Theresa township (town), Jefferson CO., N.Y., on the Indian River and on a branch of the New York Central and Hudson River R., 24 miles N. by E. of Watertown. It has manufactures of flour, cheese, and lumber. The town comprises several beautiful lakes. Pop of the town in 1900, 2130 ; of the village, 917.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and activities to enjoy in Theresa:
Theresa Historical Society:
Start your exploration by delving into the town's history at the Theresa Historical Society. Learn about the local heritage through exhibits, artifacts, and stories that showcase Theresa's evolution over the years.

Indian River Lakes Conservancy:
Nature enthusiasts can explore the beautiful landscapes and wildlife at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Take a hike on one of the trails, go birdwatching, or simply enjoy a peaceful day surrounded by nature.

Frederick Remington Art Museum:
Head to nearby Ogdensburg to visit the Frederick Remington Art Museum. It's dedicated to the works of this famous American artist, showcasing a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts.

Black Lake:
Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate a trip to Black Lake, known for its excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're into bass, pike, or panfish, this lake provides a serene setting for a day of fishing.

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