Overlooking the harbor One Room Schoolhouse Sideview of Stone Bridge/Mill Creek Sulpher Springs Church



Located east of Lake Ontario, the Town of Hounsfield’s scenic beauty emerges. Dramatic uninterrupted vistas and breathtaking limestone waterfront cliffs characterize the Town’s 27,291 acres of natural beauty. Once renowned for flourishing dairy farms and prosperous cheese factories, today the Town is the hub of cultural tourism in Jefferson County’s central region.

Water is a key feature. Mill Creek flows through its center. Its border are defined by Black River, Black River and Henderson Bays. The islands of Gull, Snake (Bass), Calf, Great and Little Galloo and Stony expand the Town’s shoreline.

The Town named after Ezra Hounsfield, was formed from Watertown on February 17, 1806. Settlers arrived quickly as news spread of abundant forests, fertile soil, bountiful fish and game.

Nestled on the Town’s western boundary is Sackets Harbor which housed the military and naval headquarters for the US Northern frontier during the war of 1812.

Early settlers recognized the rich opportunities in the Town’s land and water resources. The population has grown from 2,700 in 1880 to today’s 3,300 figure. Two hundred years after settlement, the Town of Hounsfield is a popular place for both year-round residents and visitors.

Robert and Jeannie Brennan
Town Historians



[Commemorating 200 Years Since the War of 1812]
Coming soon...
Hard copy available by calling (315) 646-2321

Rules and Regulations




The Town of Hounsfield will be accepting bids for mowing of Lakeside Cemetery. Bids will be priced on per mow and will be for around 16 mows. Mowing will begin sometime in May, and will mow once a week. Sealed bids can be given to the Town Clerk on or before May 13, 2014 at 18774 Co. Rt. 66, Monday – Friday, noon to 6 pm, and will be opened on May 14, 2014 at the regular Town Board meeting. Any questions call 315-782-6380 ext. 1. The Town of Hounsfield reserves the right to waive any formalities or reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid which it deems in the best interest of the Town of Hounsfield.

Highway Superintendent
Bruce W. Alcombrack

The Town of Hounsfield Highway Department will hold a cleanup of tree limbs from winter storns.  Please pile debris parallel to the road or driveway by July 1, 2014.

If you are interested in serving in any local government position for the Town of Hounsfield, please call the Town Clerk at (315) 782-6380 or email: townclerk@townofhounsfield.com.


Final 2013 Hounsfield Tax Roll
[click here]




"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)."

Town of Hounsfield