Place:Champlain (town), Clinton, New York, United States


NameChamplain (town)
Alt namesChamplain
Coordinates44.983°N 73.433°W
Located inClinton, New York, United States
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Champlain is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 5,754 at the 2010 census. The town is located on the west shore of Lake Champlain, near the north end of the lake.

The town occupies the northeast corner of Clinton County and the state of New York. Within the town are two villages, one of which is also named Champlain. The other is the village of Rouses Point.


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Nearby Lake Champlain was an important military and trade route during the colonial period. The lake and the town were named in honor of Samuel de Champlain, who first surveyed the area in 1609. It was part of Canada until 1763, and became part of the United States in 1783.

The town was formed in 1788, the same year the county was established. In 1799, the town was reduced by the formation of the town of Chateaugay (now in Franklin County). The founding of the towns of Chazy and Mooers in 1804 further reduced Champlain.

Champlain is on the border with Canada and contains three border crossings: Champlain, Overton Corners, and Rouses Point. The Champlain Port of Entry on Interstate 87 is one of the four most important commercial gateways on the northern border, connecting New York City to the south with Montreal to the north via Quebec Autoroute 15.

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