Place:Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States

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NameEllenburg
TypeTown
Coordinates44.883°N 73.833°W
Located inClinton, New York, United States
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Ellenburg is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,743 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Ellen, the daughter of the principal proprietor.

The town of Ellenburg is on the west border of the county and is northwest of Plattsburgh. The south part of the town is in the Adirondack Park.

History

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The town was first settled around 1800. Ellenburg is named for the daughter of John R. Murray, a landowner.

The town was formed from part of the town of Mooers in 1830. In 1845, part of the town was used to make the town of Clinton.

During the cold war, Ellenburg was home to two of the 12 AtlasICBM silos under the 556th Strategic Missile Squadron based out of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. These silos were operational from 1962-1965.

In late 2004, a wind farm was proposed by Noble Environmental Power for the northern part of the town. Construction was expected to be completed by early 2007 however due to delays it began in the spring of 2008. Noble has also built wind farms in the neighboring towns of Altona and Chateaugay. Construction of the wind farms caused some controversy within the towns as many residents feel it may subtract from the natural beauty of the area. The wind farm includes 54 turbines producing a total output of 81 megawatts.

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  • Outstanding guide to Ellenburg family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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