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Herkimer is a village on the north side of the Mohawk River in Herkimer County, New York, United States, about 13mi southeast of Utica. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,743.The village takes its name from the Herkimer family, Palatine German immigrants who settled in the area in 1723. The most notable family member was Nicholas Herkimer, a general of the Tryon County militia, who died from wounds received at the Battle of Oriskany in the American Revolutionary War.The village is located within the Town of Herkimer and Herkimer County, and together they are referred to as "The Herkimers". Consequently, the citizens of the Village are served by three political entities of the same name: the Village of Herkimer, the Town of Herkimer and the County of Herkimer. (Only the residents of New York County in New York share a similar distinction.)The village is the county seat for the county of Herkimer.
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