Heuvelton, N.Y., is a small rural village located about six miles southeast of the city of Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County. Heuvelton is the lone village in the town of Oswegatchie, one of the four towns initially established under the formation of the county in 1802.  Early native Indians established small encampments and some of the county's earliest pioneers established homes in the Heuvelton area, in the vicinity of the Oswegatchie River which wends its way from the Adirondack foothills and gently flows through Heuvelton on its way to the St. Lawrence River, just six miles away.  The town and river were named for the Oswegatchie Indians who also had a small encampment near Heuvelton in the late 1700's.  The name "Oswegatchie" is Amerindian in origin, meaning "black water."

Heuvelton, N.Y. was originally called "Fordsburgh" to honor Nathan Ford, the man who has since become known as the "Father of St. Lawrence County," who established a second home there and assisted in some of the area's early development.  The location was also frequently mentioned in historical records as "East Branch," in reference to its location on the Oswegatchie River.  The first settlers to the community were the Bristol, Jones, Osburne and Haven families.

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