Place:Hamilton, New York, United States

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NameHamilton
Alt namesHamiltonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.667°N 74.5°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1816 - )
See alsoMontgomery, 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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Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It is named after Alexander Hamilton, the only member of the New York State delegation who signed the United States Constitution in 1787 and later the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. Its county seat is Lake Pleasant. It is one of only two counties that lie entirely within the Adirondack Park (Essex is the other). As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,836, making it the least populous county in New York. It is also the most sparsely populated county in the eastern half of the United States, with a population density of just over three people per square mile. (The easternmost county with a population density less than Hamilton County is Kenedy County in southern Texas.) There is no permanent traffic light in the county.

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History

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For the history of Hamilton County prior to 1816 see Montgomery County, New York

On April 12, 1816, Hamilton County was created by partitioning from Montgomery County, but due to low population it remained unorganized and administered from Montgomery County, N.Y. until it was recognized as sufficiently organized for self-government on January 1, 1838. The organization process was completed by Summer of 1847.

On April 6, 1860, Fulton County was partitioned, with of land in Sacandaga Park transferred to Hamilton County.

On May 24, 1915, land was swapped between Hamilton and Essex counties, with Hamilton ceding Fishing Brook Mountain for Indian Lake. Hamilton gained an additional , whereas Essex County lost . This left Hamilton with its present size of

The former town of Gilman was dissolved in 1860. The original county seat was Sageville, now part of Lake Pleasant.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1797 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 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
1820 1,251
1830 1,325
1840 1,907
1850 2,188
1860 3,024
1870 2,960
1880 3,923
1890 4,762
1900 4,947
1910 4,373
1920 3,970
1930 3,929
1940 4,188
1950 4,105
1960 4,267
1970 4,714
1980 5,034
1990 5,279

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Hamilton 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/~nyhamilt/



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