The Iroquoian people were settled in this region
back in 1000 CE, and spoke Laurentian. By the late 16th Century, they
disappeared from the St. Lawrence Valley probably due to war by the Mohawk.
In the 17th Century, the Five Nations allied with the Iroquois Confederacy.
European settlement started in mid 17to Century and the New American
residences named the village
Ogdensburgh after Samuel Ogden (an early
landowner). After incorporation in 1817, the 'h' was dropped.
Ogdensburg history if filled with French, Iroquois, and British during the
Seven Year War (i.e. French and Indian War). Today, it holds over