Oneida County Court House: Site of 1960 stop on JFK's campaign for the presidency
On September 30, 1960, John F. Kennedy held a rally in Rome, NY on the steps of the Oneida County Court House.
Backstory and Context
A plaque commemorating the September 30, 1960 stop is on the building's E. Court St. side. The city's newspaper estimates that 2,000 people attended the rally, at which Senator Kennedy made brief remarks on a busy day that included stops along the Thruway corridor from the Capital District to Syracuse. The article also emphasized the size of the teenage contingent at the rally.