The Town of Hounsfield was formed from part of the Town of Watertown in 1806.

(The following excerpt taken from Our County And Its People: A Descriptive Work on Jefferson County, New York; Edited by Edgar C. Emerson, The Boston History Company,1898.)

Hounsfield (originally Hesoid, township No. 1, Black River tract), was a subdivision of Watertown, set off in 1800. The first permanent settlement in Hounsfield was made in 1800 by Amos Fox, who also made the first improvements, but within the next two years at least thirty families had come in through the energetic action of Augustus Sacket, founder of the village now known as Sackets Harbor, and indeed one of the most prominent men of the county in his time.

Sackets Harbor (village)

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