Place:Philmont, Columbia, New York, United States

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NamePhilmont
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.249°N 73.648°W
Located inColumbia, New York, United States
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Philmont is a village in Columbia County, New York, USA. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Philmont is located in the northeast corner of the Town of Claverack on Route 217.

History

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The community was also known as "Factory Hill" due to the number of wool factories. The village was incorporated in 1891.

It derives its name from George P. Philip who built a 36 acre reservoir to provide water for his mill. This in turn led to construction of a 56 acre reservoir up the "mountain" in the Taconic Mountains to guarantee water to the mills thus creating the factory hill.

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