Welcome to Gouverneur... The One and Only
Gouverneur is the Gateway to St. Lawrence County. And it is the only town of that name in the entire United States, but that's not the only thing that makes Gouverneur very special.
This historic community was founded in 1805, and is nestled between the foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains and the bustling Thousands Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Gouverneur offers the comfort and safety of living in small-town America, knowing you are a short trip away from a wealth of options for work and play.
Twenty miles to the south is Fort Drum, home of the renowned 10th Mountain Infantry Division. Within 40 miles to our north are the academic communities of St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, Jefferson Community College and Clarkson University. Gouverneur is centrally located amid a large range of recreational opportunities. Shopping, skiing, hiking, culture - it's all nearby!
A day trip of an hour and a half will bring you to Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Just an hour and half north is Ottawa, the cultural and political capital of Canada. The nearby Adirondack Mountains offer high peaks and forested meadows, crisp mountain lakes, hiking trails, down hill skiing and snowmobiling trails.
Away from the hectic pace of city life, surrounded by rolling green fields, pastures, and the meandering Oswegatchie River, Gouverneur is a great place to live, work, raise children, and build a life.
Our new Gouverneur Community Center had its Grand Opening in 2016. The beautiful venue provides great social and learning opportunities for the community. The Gouverneur Community Center project is a joint venture between the Town of Gouverneur and the Village of Gouverneur.
Town of Gouverneur - 1227 US Highway 11 - Gouverneur, NY 13642 - 315-287-2340