Constable is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 1,566 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Constable, a member of the syndicate of original land owners.
The Town of Constable is on the northern border of the county and is north of the Village of Malone.
An early business opportunity involved "line stores," constructed so part of the shop was in Canada and the other end in the United States, allowing subtle shifting of merchandise across the border without the inconvenience of customs duties.
During the Civil War, draftable men slipped easily across the border to Canada to avoid military service.