Place:Malone, Franklin, New York, United States


Coordinates44.851°N 74.289°W
Located inFranklin, New York, United States

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Malone is a village in Franklin County, New York, in the United States. Its population was 5,911 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the center of the town of Malone. Malone is the county seat of Franklin County and is home to a campus of North Country Community College.


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The community was first settled around 1802 and incorporated as a village in 1853. During the War of 1812, Malone was sacked by British troops. A half-century later, the village served as a staging point for one arm of the 1866 and 1870 Fenian Raids of Canada, which took place at many points along the Canada–United States border. The Fenian Brotherhood (Fenians) attempted to capture Canada as a bargaining tool in the British occupation of Ireland.

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the book Farmer Boy about Almanzo Wilder, who attended Franklin Academy here. The school is now the site of the Malone Middle School, and the Wilder Homestead is a historical site that lies about east of the village of Malone in the town of Burke. The First Congregational Church, likely the one mentioned in Farmer Boy, was the first Christian congregation founded and the first church building built in Franklin County. There is anecdotal evidence that the second church building (1852–1883) was one of the final stops in the Underground Railroad. A tunnel for the persons seeking freedom can still be found in the church's basement.

In 1935, Dutch Schultz had his tax evasion trial moved from Manhattan to Malone. After a media-saturated trial before a Malone-area jury, he was acquitted. In 1998, the village suffered a natural disaster as part of the North American Ice Storm of 1998. On November 6, 2012, a proposal to dissolve the village into the surrounding town of Malone was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin, with village residents voting 1,117–562 to keep the village intact.

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