Place:Ephratah, Fulton, New York, United States

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NameEphratah
TypeTown
Coordinates43.0°N 74.533°W
Located inFulton, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Peck-Watrous Cemetery
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Ephratah is a town in Fulton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,682 at the 2010 census. It is named after Ephrath, a biblical town in what is now Israel.

The Town of Ephratah, is in the southwest part of the county and is west of Gloversville and Johnstown.

History

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The region was first settled around 1720. The Stone Arabia patent, granted in 1723, comprised much of the south part of Ephratah.

The town name, suggested by earlier inhabitant Anthony Beck, suggests abundance-bearing fruit, in his prophecy of a great city to be built there in the future.

The town was formed in 1827 from the Town of Palatine in Montgomery County before the creation of Fulton County. On the formation of Fulton County in 1838, part of Ephratah was returned to Palatine.

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