About This Place
Interlaken is a village in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 674 at the 2000 census. The name is related to the village's position between two lakes.
The Village of Interlaken is in the northern part of the Town of Covert and is northwest of Ithaca, New York.
The village was previously known as "Farmer Village" and "Farmer." Interlaken was incorporated as a village in 1904 and given its current name. The name was changed in a deal with the Lehigh Valley Railroad which agreed to make the town a stop on its line which ran between the lakes if the name were changed to one more marketable for tourism. The Village is served by a part time police force. The previous police chief is Jeff Bond. The Village of Interlaken Police Department officers are identified on the radio by a three digit number beginning with the number four as their call sign, for example 403.