kids encyclopedia robot

Hogansburg, New York facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Hogansburg (Mohawk: Tekahswen’karó:ros) is a hamlet, in the Town of Bombay, in Franklin County, New York, United States. It lies on NY 37 near the Canadian-US border at the confluence of the St. Regis River with the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Hogansburg borders the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.


Hogansburg is named for Michael Hogan, an Irish ship captain who grew wealthy in the East India trade. Hogan returned to the US in 1805 with his wife; Hogan bought 20,000 acres (81 km2) just north of what became the Adirondack Park, including the town of Bombay, which was named in honor of his wife's birthplace. His son, William, served as supervisor, and was elected to the New York Assembly in 1822. In 1829 he became a judge of the court of common pleas for Franklin County, and in 1830 he was elected to Congress.

Hogansburg itself was leased by Michael Hogan from the Mohawk in 1817 with an agreement to provide a ferry. In 1818 Hogan oversaw the building of a grist mill as well.

kids search engine
Hogansburg, New York Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.