Gazebo in Ives Park overlooking the Raquette River in downtown Potsdam.

Friendly and inviting, Potsdam welcomes you!  A Victorian and sandstone setting is the backdrop for Potsdam's modern educational, cultural and scientific centers, medical and shopping facilities, a wide variety of restaurants, local airport and accommodations. Rich in heritage, the community is also on the cutting edge of technology.  Founded in 1806, Potsdam is situated on an abundant and wide band of well-renowned, reddish-orange Potsdam sandstone located north of the Adirondack foothills in central St. Lawrence County. For nearly two centuries as the county's "cultural and educational center," Potsdam is home to Clarkson University, the State University College at Potsdam and one of the state's finest public school systems. 
More by Bob LaRue.

Over 200 photos of the Potsdam Bicentennial Parade, Potsdam's huge
2006 celebration of its founding!  View the entire BICENTENNIAL GALLERY!
(Photos available. Make request to

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   Heuvelton   Madrid   Massena
Morley   Norfolk
  Norwood   Ogdensburg   Parishville
Waddington   St. Lawrence County
Malone   Saranac Lake   Tupper Lake
   Lake Placid   Alexandria Bay   Watertown   Lowville

Potsdam, Clarkson, SUNY Potsdam plus other Local High School and College scores & more!  Click here!

New Events Coming Soon

"Bicentennial," "1998 Ice Storm Almanac," and four
"St. Lawrence County Almanacs"
-- books by local author Bob LaRue.  And "Hometown Trivia" game.   More

What's happening at SUNY Potsdam? Events, activities, and lots to learn.  For more, click the new logo or here.

2009 Potsdam Chamber of Commerce gift certificates are available.  Check here for details.

Picture Potsdam’s past!  Check out local historic photos and art from Ted Como’s online gallery!


Visit Potsdam businesses online in our mini-mall.
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Doran Glass Blowing
Potsdam, NY



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