10 Facts You Might Not Know About Clinton, N.Y.
Here are a few facts you might not know about the little village in Central New York.
1. As of 2014, the Village of Clinton is 227 years old.
2. Clinton's population is around 1,927, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
3. Although it was a short stay, Grover Cleveland lived on Utica Street in Clinton as a child. He, of course, would go on to become the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland later returned to Clinton for its centennial celebration.
4. The Bristol-Myers Company began in Clinton on West Park Row.
5. Clinton was named after New York's first governor George Clinton.
6. Elihu Root was born in Clinton and attended Hamilton College. His list of accomplishments included becoming Secretary of State, Secretary of War and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
7. Clinton had a lot of schools. According to the book "Clinton and the Town of Kirkland" by Faye Cittadino and Frank Cittadino,
"Known as "Schooltown," it [Clinton] has been home to over 60 private and public schools since its founding. Some lasted but a short time and were located in many of the stately homes throughout the town. Others merged to form the Clinton Central School District."
8. Speaking of schools, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, attended the Clinton Liberal Institute in the mid-1800s.
9. Susan Bennett, the voice behind Apple's Siri, attended Clinton Central High School.
10. Oneida Chief Shenendoah (Skenando, Skenandoa and Shenendoah are other spellings) is buried at Hamilton College in Clinton.