Adams is a town in Jefferson County, New York. It also has a village named Adams within it. Adams is part of the Watertown-Fort Drum Metro Area. The town was settled in early nineteenth century. It was incorporated in 1802. It is named after U.S. President John Adams. It has a total area of 42.4 square miles. 0.05% of the total area is water, and the rest is land. This area is called the Tug Hill Plateau.
Retail trade, construction and educational services are the major commercial activities here. Public schooling comprises one middle and one high school. The closest hospital is Samaritan Medical Center, located 19 miles away in Watertown. Butterville Airport is the local airport. HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Watertown Savings Bank have branches here. The cost of living here is 1.10% lower than the country average.
The area gets 55 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 143. The amount of snowfall is quite high.