Our History

Throughout the history of the area members of native tribes and immigrants both played important roles in shaping our community.  Their legacy is found in the names of our streets and roads and the occasional reference by locals to certain geographic areas of the township as the Bohemian settlement, the Swedish settlement and the Norwegian settlement.

Agriculture, tourism, sailing, fishing and hunting have been part of the Northport Omena area for generations and remain important to the local culture and economy today.


Northport traces its recorded history to 1849 when the town was formally organized as a village.   Just a few years later, town founders began an aggressive campaign to sell land, bringing an influx of new people to the area.


The recorded history of the village of Omena started in 1852 when the Rev. Peter Doherty established the Omena Presbyterian Church.  By 1858 a post office had been established in the young village.