Woods Mills, NY a Lost Village

Woods Mills, originally Woods Settlement, was one of several villages lost as the result of the Pine Camp (Fort Drum) expansion in the early 1940's. Located along both sides of the Indian River, the village consisted of 15 tracts of property. As a means of preserving the history of this "lost village", the 1864 map of Woods Mills is provided. To see the Tax Map full size, click on the picture below. Please be patient as this map is rather large. Also if you click on a numbered circle on the full map, you will see the property owner as listed in the 1941 Tax Rolls.

Two maps are provided for comparison: Sterlingville as it existed in 1864 and the 1941 Tax Map. Please be patient as as both maps are rather large. The numbered circles on the 1941 tax map are keyed to the property owners as listed in the 1941 Fort Drum Land Acquisition Tax Rolls.



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