Binghamtons a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. The first known people of European descent to come to the area were the troops of the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, during the American Revolutionary War, who destroyed local villages of the Onondaga and Oneida tribes. The city was named after William Bingham, a wealthy Philadelphian. Binghamton incorporated as a city in 1867 and, due to the presence of several stately homes, was nicknamed the Parlor City. Binghamton has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters and warm, wet summers.