Rome, New York, a city in Oneida County. It is on the Mohawk River 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Utica, the county seat. Rome's factories produce wire and fabricate copper and brass. The city is also the trade center for a fertile farming area. Nearby is Griffiss Air Force Base.
Fort Stanwix, also called Fort Schuyler, site of fighting in the American Revolution, was a forerunner of the settlement that became Rome. The village was originally called Lynchville and was named Rome when incorporated in 1819. Building of the Erie Canal stimulated its growth. It became a city in 1870.