JoAnne Marcelletta, Town Historian
PO Box 240
604 Main Street
Morristown, NY 13664
Phone: (315) 375-6510
People first came to the area in the early 1800's settling along the banks of the Black Lake and the St. Lawrence River. The Town of Morristown was officially established in 1821. Rich land along the scenic lake and access for trade and shipping on the majestic river proved a powerful lure to settlers during a time of The Great Immigration of 1870-1920.
Generations of families have lived in our town or return every summer to enjoy our cherished St. Lawrence River and beloved Black Lake for their many attributes.
A town historian's responsibility is to obtain and preserve historical records. They will also promote and establish programs for public interest and education that will instill a pride in their community's past, and this pride will encourage future generations to guard our treasures for the next.
Our town historian posts historical articles regularly on Facebook HERE and below are two samples of the posts.