Place:Duane, Franklin, New York, United States

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NameDuane
TypeTown
Located inFranklin, New York, United States
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Duane is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 174 at the 2010 census. The town is named after James Duane, a developer and grandson of New York City Mayor James Duane.

The Town of Duane is within the Adirondack Park in the south part of the county, south of the Village of Malone.

History

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The Town of Duane was formed 1828 from part of the Town of Malone. One of the first endeavors was the processing of iron ore. The town is named after James Duane, a proprietor and first settler.

The Meacham Lake Hotel was a popular tourist resort until it closed in 1921. The land was purchased by New York State and converted to a campground by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Former NY-99 was converted to County Road 26 in 1994. Gordon's Crossing is located at the intersection of old Rt. 99 and County Rt. 26.

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