Place:Dannemora, Clinton, New York, United States

Coordinates44.721°N 73.719°W
Located inClinton, New York, United States
Also located inDannemora (town), Clinton, New York, United States    

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Dannemora is a village located in the towns of Dannemora and Saranac in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 3,936 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Dannemora, Sweden, an iron-making town where early settlers came from.

The northern half of the village is in the town of Dannemora, while the southern half is in the town of Saranac. The ZIP code is 12929.

Primary and secondary education is provided by the Saranac Central School District.


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The village of Dannemora was incorporated in 1901. Permanent settlement had begun in 1838. The early economy was based on mining and smelting iron, but this industry did not become significant until about 1843.

Clinton Prison (currently known as the Clinton Correctional Facility) was opened in 1845 to employ convicts to work in the iron industry. As a maximum security facility, it currently houses long-term prisoners and is one of the largest prisons in the state. It is located in the northern portion of the village.

From 1900 to 1972, Dannemora also contained the Dannemora Hospital for the Criminally Insane (also known by other names). This facility was used afterwards for a variety of prison programs by the Department of Corrections. As a result, Dannemora has become a synonym among many in New York for the place where the criminally insane go.

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