Named for the Iroquoian Native American tribe that once occupied its land, Oneida County is a hotbed of state culture and history. Located in the Central New York State region, Oneida is home to many exciting attractions, world-class museums and enjoyable shopping opportunities. Its rural atmosphere makes Oneida County a wonderful place to visit and many people come for the world-famous golf courses and competitive Boilermaker 15K race that happens yearly. While in Oneida, many take in the Saranac Brewery, famous for its local beer, as well as the Vernon Downs, the largest harness racing track in the Northeast. Residents of Oneida County enjoy successful and highly acclaimed schools, both public and private. Taking advantage of the natural resources of the area, many of the schools invite community members in to enrich the curriculum. With their interest in technology and mathematics, the schools in the county enjoy cutting edge resources and are some of the finest in the state, making Oneida a fabulous place to live, work and learn.