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, United States. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the northeast part of the town of Claverack on New York State Route 217.

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The community was once 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 reservoir to provide water for his mill. This in turn led to construction of a reservoir up the "mountain" in the Taconic Mountains to guarantee water to the mills, thus creating the factory hill.

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