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Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root & The History of How Remlik & Kilmer Got Their Name

Binghamton, New York native Willis Sharpe Kilmer made his fortune in advertising his uncle’s (Dr. S. Andral Kilmer’s) patent medicine business. Their main brand was a medicine called Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root, an herbal tonic that “Cured It All”.

By 1909, Willis Kilmer was a millionaire who bought a 1,000-acre horse farm, here, in Middlesex County on LaGrange Creek in an area known as Streets. He name his farm Remlik Hall (His surname spelled backwards). The name of the local post office then was change also to Remlik.

Learn more about the Kilmers and “Swamp Root” by visiting The Middlesex County Museum!

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