Rome is a city located within Oneida County, NY. It is considered a portion of the "Upstate New York" region. At the 2000 census the city’s population was 32,850.
Rome is in New York State’s 24th congressional district. It is at the geographical center of New York State. Rome was orignally referred to as Lynchville, and was built around the historical Fort Stanwix.
It was the place of many bloody battles during the French Indian War. The name was later changed to Rome, after the famous Italian city.
Today, the Rome City School district serves over 6,000 students from the city of Rome as well as its surrounding areas.
Rome is often referred to as "The City of American History."