Place:Essex, New York, United States

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NameEssex
Alt namesEssexsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.1°N 73.817°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1799 - )
See alsoClinton, New York, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Essex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,370. Its name is from the English county of Essex. Its county seat is Elizabethtown. Along with Hamilton County, Essex is entirely within the Adirondack Park.

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History

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When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Essex County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766, by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Charlotte County, contained the eastern portion.

In 1784, the name "Charlotte County" was changed to Washington County to honor George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and later President of the United States of America.

In 1788, Clinton County was split off from Washington County. This was a much larger area than the present Clinton County, including several other counties or county parts of the present New York State. (near Clunes)

Essex County was split from Clinton County in 1799.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1799 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 9,477
1820 12,811
1830 19,287
1840 23,634
1850 31,148
1860 28,214
1870 29,042
1880 34,515
1890 33,052
1900 30,707
1910 33,458
1920 31,871
1930 33,959
1940 34,178
1950 35,086
1960 35,300
1970 34,631
1980 36,176
1990 37,152

Note: in 1800 Essex was reported with Clinton.

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Essex County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyessex/


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