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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 Thousand 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, downhill 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.

Town of Gouverneur
1227 US Highway 11
Gouverneur, NY 13642

Town Meetings


Regular Board Meeting

July 9, 2024

Draft Minutes

Upcoming Meeting:

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

The Town of Gouverneur's Housing Rehabilitation Program has received funding through HUD Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, administered through the NYS Office of Community Renewal to provide assistance to homeowners for rehabilitation activities necessary to help alleviate substandard conditions in their homes. 

Only properties that are determined to be substandard are eligible to be assisted under this program. This handbook will explain the Town’s rehabilitation program and how it works. It is meant to be a guide to the program, not a definitive presentation of the program’s policies.

Download and Complete   
Income and Housing Survey Document

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