The town of Winfield lies in the southwestern-most portion of Herkimer County.
Founded in 1817, it’s bordered by the Towns of Litchfield to the north and Columbia to the east (both in Herkimer County); with Bridgewater (Oneida County) to the west and Plainfield (Otsego County) to the south.
The town is located approximately 15 miles south of Utica and nearly midway between Syracuse and Albany. It’s home to 2000+ residents.
The Village of West Winfield, incorporated in 1898, lies near the town’s western edge with the hamlets of East Winfield and Chepachet to the east.
Primary thoroughfares include U.S. Route 20 running east and west and NY Route 51 running north and south. Other main arteries include Burrows Road, Stone Road, North Road, Meetinghouse Road, and Wall Street, from which most other roads within the town connect.
Agriculture has long been the town’s leading industry and a few small farms still exist, alongside larger dairy operations.
The village of West Winfield boasts a hardware store, auto parts store, bank, post office, and gas/convenience store along with several smaller service oriented businesses, including 3 eateries. A New York State Police substation is also located there along with a Village-owned fire department and ambulance service. Two churches serve Catholic and Protestant faiths.
Mount Markham Central School lies to the northeast of the village and has an enrollment of around 1100 students. It’s the town’s largest employer followed by a metal component manufacturer located just east of the village on Route 20.
The beautiful Town of Winfield Memorial Park is located within the village, roughly bordered by the North Winfield Creek and the northern branch of the Unadilla River. The park contains ball fields, picnic pavilions and is currently undergoing construction for a new playground and nature trail.
The town has recently been certified a Clean Energy Community.