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   Serving the "Entire" Adirondack Park with offices at:

         Schroon Lake Region (Main Office):  PO 488, 1098 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 * 518.532.7900

         High Peaks Region/Auction Sales:  2918 US Route 9, North Hudson, NY 12855 * 518.532.9323

         Lake Champlain Region:  25 Munsey Way, Elizabethtown NY  12932  * 518.569.8884

         Lake George:  2022 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845  *  518.668.2677

         North Country Region:  113 Flynn's Line Road, Burke, NY 12917  * 518.483.4538 

         Speculator Region:  Route 30, Speculator, NY 12164  *  518.569.8884  

         Washington Country Region:  4156 County Route 30, Salem, NY 12865 * 518-584-3294

 

 

 

 

 

   

Adirondack Real Estate - specializing in the Adirondack Park  

The Counties and Town

of the Adirondacks

 

The big picture of the Adirondacks is made up of 105 towns and villages covering 12 county regions.  The Adirondack Park is a six million acre park with a myriad recreation and wilderness opportunities.  The Adirondack Park was created by the state legislature in 1892.  The Adirondack Park is now home to approximately 135,000 residents.  The Adirondack Park is one of the oldest models of coexistence between human settlements and wilderness protection.  Learn more about the Park (click here).

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Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington   QUICK TOWN & HAMLET FIND:  Click here

 

Brought you by our Adirndack's most Comprehensive Concierge site "InAndAroundTheAdirondackPark.com"; where you can learn all about the Park.  There is everything from birding, biking, hiking, fishing, camping, accommodations and just about EVERY business in every town.  Enjoy our Alpa table below, and be sure to save to time to enjoy the full web site.   It's huge, or bookmark it for a rain day!  Great resource!

 

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Clinton County was named in honor of its first governor, George Clinton.   Originally Clinton County was part of Albany County; but because of the enormous size of this county, it was split into three parts in 1772.  One part being Charlotte County which was later renamed to Washington County.  Washington was split again in 1788 to form Clinton County.  At this point, Clinton County was much larger than today's territorial borders.  For in 1799, Essex County was made Clinton's area and also parts were hence given to Herkimer and Montgomery counties.  Once, again in 1808, more territory was take to form Franklin County.

Presently, Clinton county has 1,118 square miles with a population of  82,128 (2010 census) and borders Quebec (Canada) and Lake Champlain as a natural border for Vermont.  The Ausable River forms the large part of the southern border. Clinton County is partially within the Adirondack park jurisdiction.  Towns within are:  Altona, Au Sable, Beekmantown, Black Brook, Champlain, Chazy, Clinton, Dannemora, Ellenburg, Mooers, Peru, Saranac, Schuyler Falls and Plattsburgh in which the county seat located. 

         

 

       

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  Essex County didn't develop until 1799.  Previously it was part of the Charlotte County (now known as Washington County) as it became within the last generation of territorial changes.  The highest natural peak of the Adirondacks rest in this county, in the Town of Keene at Mount Marcy at 5,344'.  Essex County has 1,916 square miles with a population of 39,370 and rest entirely in the Adirondack Park. 

The county seat is in Elizabethtown on Court Street.  The towns in Essex include:  Chesterfield, Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay, Keene Lewis, Minerva, Moriah, Newcomb, North Elba (see Lake Placid), North Hudson, Schroon, St. Armand (see Saranac Lake), Ticonderoga, Westport, Willsboro and Wilmington.  Popular Hamlets in our townships are:  Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.

 

 

         

 

       

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  Franklin County was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin..  Most of the county's territory is located within the Adirondack Park 'blue line'.  In the late 1808, Franklin County was part of the Macomb's Purchase of 1791, and was split off from Clinton County to be formed.  Franklin County has 1,631 square miles with a population of 51,599 (2010 census). 

The county seat offices are in Malone on West Main Street.with the towns of:  Bangor, Bellmont, Bombay, Brandon, Brighton, Burke, Chateaugay, Constable, Dickinson, Duane, Fort Covington, Franklin, Harrietstown, Malone, Moria, Santa Clara, Tupper Lake, Waverly and Westville.  

 

 

         

 

       

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  Fulton County was named in honor of Robert Fulton who developed a commercial steamboat in the region.  Fulton County was split off from Montgomery County in 1838.  Only one adjustment in 1860, of 10 acres given to Hamilton County, created its current borders.  Much of the northern territory of Fulton County rests within the Park.

It hosts the towns of:  Bleecker, Broadalbin, Caroga, Ephratah, Johnstown, Mayfield, Northampton, Oppenheim, Perth and Stratford.  The population is 55,531 (2010 census).  County Seat Johnstown on West Main Street.

 

         

 

       

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  Hamilton County shares the name with ten other counties in the USA of which eight were named after Alexander Hamilton, the first US Secretary of the Treasury.  Hamilton County has a population of only 4,836.  That is only 3 people per square mile!  Now that is country!  There are NO permanent traffic lights and lies entirely in the Adirondack Park. 

Silver Lake Wilderness encompasses much of Hamilton County with its 106,980 acres. Other wilderness regions of Hamilton are Jessup River, Siamese Wilderness Ponds, Pigeon Lake, Blue Ridge, West Canada Lake and Sargent Pond.

Hamilton County towns are:  Arietta, Benson, Hope, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Morehouse, and Wells,  Hamlets you may be familiar with are Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, and Speculator village.

 

 

         

 

       

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  Herkimer County was named after General Nicholas Herkimer who died in the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.  The county was created in 1791 from the county split off of Montgomery County.  Herkimer's boundaries changed in 1794 with parts taken for Onondaga County; and later in 1798, more taken to form Chenango County.  Yet later, more territory was taken for Oneida and St. Lawrence County.  Today, all of Herkimer County rests in the Adirondack Park jurisdiction.

Herkimer now consists of 1,458 square miles with a population 64,519 (2012 census), and includes the towns of:  Columbia, Fairfield, Frankfort, German Flatts, Herkimer, Ilion, Litchfield, Little Falls, Manheim, Newport, Norway, Ohio, Russia, Salisbury, Schuyler, Stark, Warren, Webb and Winfield.

 

 

         

 

       

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  Lewis County was named after Morgan Lewis, a Governor of New York when the county was established in 1805.  Lewis was split off from Oneida County and originally had only five towns.  Within a short period, townships developed such as:  Croghan, Denmark, Diana, Glenfield, Greig,  Harrisburg,  Lewis, Leyden, Lowville, Lyonsdale, Martinsburg, Montague, New Bremen, Osceola, Pinckney, Turin, Watson and West Turin.

Tug Hill is a popular recreation spot.   Lewis's county seat is in Lowville on North State Street and only the easterly part of the county is located in the Adirondack Park  "blue line".

 

 

         

 

       

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  Oneida County was named in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that had occupied the region.  New York counties were established in 1683, but through division, boundary adjustments, Oneida County was created in 1798 from parts of Herkimer County.  Later the county was transformed to a smaller county as Jefferson and Lewis Counties were developed from parts of this region.  Finally the last boundary adjustment in 1816 which took parts of Oneida to form Oswego County. 

Today the seat of Oneida is in Utica, and the county has 1,257 square miles with 234,878 population.  Towns include:  Annsville, Augusta, Ava, Boonville, Bridgewater, Camden, Deerfield, Florence, Floyd, Forestport, Kirkland, Lee, Marcy, Marshall, New Hartford, Paris, Remsen, Sangerfield, Steuben, Trenton, Vernon, Vienna, Western, Westmoreland,  and Whitestown.  Only a small part of the northeast part of Onieda County rest in the Adirondack Blue line.

 

         

 

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  St. Lawrence County was named for the Saint Lawrence River and is the largest county in New York.  The St. Lawrence County was part of the Macomb's Purchase of 1791, and started as Albany County; but because of its enormous size, it was redefined into other counties.   St. Lawrence was designed in 1802 with parts of Clinton, Herkimer and Montgomery Counties.   Ogdensburg, the city, historically was the county seat, and in 1828 the seat was moved to Canton. 

The population of St. Lawrence county is 111,944 (2010 census) and has 2,821 square miles.  The southern towns are within the blue lines of the Adirondack Park.  The town in St. Lawrence are:  Brasher, Canton, Clare, Clifton, Colton, DeKalb, De Peyster, Edward, Fine, Gouverneur, Hammond, Hermon, Hopkinton, Lawrence, Lisbon, Louisville, Macomb, Madrid, Massena, Morristown, Norfolk, Parishville, Piercefield, Pierrepont, Pitcairn, Potsdam, Rossie, Russell, Stockholm and Waddington.  St. Lawrence cities include Ogdensburg, and familiar hamlets and villages of Canton, Potsdam, Richville, and Waddington.

         

 

       

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  Saratoga County was split off from the huge Albany County in 1791.  Some say it name was from an Indian word "sah-rah-ka" or "Sarach-togue" meaning "The hill beside the river."  Saratoga is now home to 219,607 (census 2010) in only 844 square miles.  The northern western most part of Saratoga County resides in the Adirondack Park, but all residents enjoy the benefits of their park neighboring towns.

Saratoga is well known and prized for the famous Saratoga Race Course, gorgeous State Park, world-wide Performing Arts Center and other recreational activities.  Towns of Saratoga County include:  Ballston, Charlton, Clifton Park, Corinth, Day, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Providence, Saratoga, Stillwater, Waterford and Wilton with the cities of Mechanicville and Saratoga Springs..  The county seat is in Ballston Spa on McMaster Street.

 

 

         

 

       

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Warren County was established in 1683 as part of the Albany County, and named in honor of General Joseph Warren (an American Revolutionary hero of the Battle of bunker Hill).   Warren County at that time was enormous and was later reduce in size by splitting off Clinton County in 1788, and later splitting to create Washington County in 1813. 

 

Today, Warren County has a total area of 932 square miles with a population of approximately 65,707 (2010 census) and includes the townships of:  Bolton, Chester, City of Glens Falls, Hague, Horicon, Johnsburg, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury, Stony Creek, Thurman and Warrensburg.  Warren County's municipal government seat is located in Queensbury on Route 9.

 

 

 

         

 

       

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  Washington County was named for the Revolutionary War General (later President) George Washington.  The county was formed Albany County when it was split in three sectors in 1772.  One being Charlotte County (named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III) and later renamed Washington County.  The County was further sectioned off to make Clinton County, and later in 1813 Warren County was created from the territory.  Much of the county has lush rolling lands and farms; Granville and the surrounding township are rich in slate quarries. 

Townships include:  Argyle, Cambridge, Dresden, Easton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Granville, Greenwich, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Jackson, Kingsbury, Putnam, Salem, White Creek, and Whitehall.    The total population of the county is 63,216 (2010 census).  The county seat offices are located in Fort Edward on Broadway Street.

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              Adirondack Real Estate - specializing in the Adirondack Park

The Towns & Hamlets of the Adirondacks

 

 
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Adirondack 

Warren

12808

   

Akwesasne

St. Lawrence

13655
   

Altona

Clinton

12910

   

Athol 

Warren

12810

 

Argyle

Washington

12809

 

Arietta

Hamilton

12139

 

 

Ausable/Ausable Forks

Clinton

12912

  B      
    Bakers Mills    Warren 12811
    Bangor Franklin 12966
    Beekmantown Clinton 12570
    Bellmont Franklin 14813
    Benson Hamilton 12134
  Big Moose Herkimer 13331
    Black Brook Clinton 12981
    Bleecker Fulton 12078
  Bloomingdale Franklin 12913
  Blue Mountain Lake Hamilton 12812
    Bolton Warren 12814
  Bombay Franklin 12914/13655
  Brainardville Franklin 12918
  Brant Lake Warren 12815
  Brantingham Lewis 13312
  Brighton Franklin 14610
  Broadalbin Hamilton 12025
  Brushton Franklin 12916
  Burke Franklin 12917
  C      
    Cadyville Clinton 12918
    Cambridge Washington 12816
    Caroga Lake Fulton 12032
    Champlain Clinton 12919
    Chateaugay Franklin 12920
    Chazy Clinton 12921
    Clare St. Lawrence  
    Chesterfield Clinton 12996
    Chester/Chestertown Warren 12817
    Churubsuco Clinton 12923
    Clayburg Clinton 12981
    Clemons Washington 12819
    Cleverdale Washington 12820
    Clifton St. Lawrence  
    Clinton Clinton  
    Clintonville    
    Cold Brook   13324
    Colton St. Lawrence 13625
    Comstock Washington 12821
    Constable Franklin 12926
    Corinth Saratoga 12822
    Cossayuna Saratoga 12823
    Cranberry Lake St. Lawrence 12927
    Croghan Lewis 13327
    Crown Point Essex 12928
  D      
    Dannemora Clinton 12929
    Day Hamilton 12835
    Diana Lewis  
    Diamond Point Warren 12824
    Dickinson Center Franklin 12930
    Dresden Washington  
  Duane Franklin 12956
  E      
    Eagle Bay Herkimer 13331
    Easton Washington 12154
    Edinburg Saratoga 12137
    Elizabethtown   Essex 12932
    Ellenburg/Ellenburg Center Clinton 12934
    Ephratah Fulton 13339
    Essex Essex 12936
  F      
    Fine St. Lawrence 13639
    Fonda   12068
    Forestport Oneida 13338
    Fort Ann Washington 12827
    Fort Covington Franklin 12937
    Fort Edward Washington 12828
    Franklin Franklin  
  G      
    Gabriels Franklin 12939
    Galway Saratoga 12074
    Gansevoort Washington 12931
    Glens Falls Warren 12801
    Gloversville Saratoga 12078
    Granville Washington 12832
    Greenwich Washington 12834
    Greig Lewis  
  H      
    Hadley Warren 13835
    Hague Warren 12836
    Hampton Washington 12836
  Harrietstown Franklin 12983
    Hartford Washington 12838
    Hebron Washington 12832
  Herkimer 13350
  Hogansburg Franklin 13655
    Hope Fulton 12533
  Hopkinton St. Lawrence
    Horicon Warren  12815
  Hudson Falls Washington 12839
  Hulett's Landing Washington 12841
  I      
    Igerna Warren  
    Indian Lake Hamilton 12843
    Inlet Hamilton 13360
    Irona Clinton  
  J      
    Jackson Washington  
    Jay Essex 12941
    Johnsburg Warren 12843
  Johnstown Saratoga 12095
  K      
    Keene Essex 12942
    Keene Valley Essex 12943
    Keeseville Clinton 12944
    Kingsbury Washington  
  L      
    Lake Clear Franklin 12945
    Lake George Warren 12845
    Lake Luzerne  Warren 12846
    Lake Placid Essex 12946
    Lake Pleasant Hamilton 12108
    Lewis Essex 12950
    Long Lake Hamilton 12847
  Lyon Mountain Clinton 12952
  Lyonsdale Lewis
  M      
    Malone Franklin 12953
    Mayfield Fulton 12117
    Merrill   12955
    Middle Falls Washington  
    Minerva Essex 12851
    Mineville Essex 12952
    Mooers Clinton 12958
    Mooers Forks Clinton 12050
    Montreal (worth a day trip visit) Passport Needed  
    Morehouse Hamilton 13353
    Moira Franklin 12957
    Moriah Essex 12960
    Morrisonville Clinton 12962
    Mountain View Franklin 12969
  N      
    New Russia   12964
    Newcomb Essex 12852
  Newton Falls St. Lawrence
  Northumberland Washington
  North Bangor 12966
  North Creek Warren 12853
    North Elba   12834
  North Hudson Essex 12855
    North River Warren 12856
    Northampton Saratoga  
    Northville Saratoga 12134
  O      
    Ogdensburg St. Lawrence 13668
    Ohio Herkimer 13324
    Old Forge Herkimer 13420
    Olmstedville Essex 12857
    Onchiota Franklin 12989
  Oswegatchie St. Lawrence
  Owl's Head 12969
  P      
    Paradox Essex 12858
    Parishville St. Lawrence 13672
    Paul Smiths Franklin 12970
    Peru Clinton 12972
    Piercefield St. Lawrence 12973
    Piseco Hamilton 12193
    Pitcairm Lewis  
    Plattsburgh, City Clinton 12901
    Pottersville Warren 12860
    Port Douglas Clinton 12911
    Port Henry Essex 12974
    Port Kent Clinton 12975
    Providence Saratoga  
    Putnam/Putman Station Washington 12861
  Q      
    Queensbury Warren 12804
  R      
    Rainbow Lake Franklin 12976
    Raquette Lake Hamilton 13436
    Raybrook Franklin 12977
    Redford Clinton 12978
    Riparius Warren 12862
    Rouses Point Clinton 12979
    Russia Herkimer  
  S      
    Saint Armand Essex 12913
    Saint Huberts Essex 12943
    Saint Regis Franklin 12980
    Saint Regis Falls Franklin  
    Sabael   12842
    Salem Washington 12865
    Salisbury Herkimer 13454
    Santa Clara Franklin 12980
    Saranac Clinton 12981
    Saranac Lake Franklin 12983
    Schroon Lake Essex 12870
  Schuyler Falls Clinton 12985
  Schuylerville Washington 12866
  Severance Essex 12872
    Shushan Washington 12873
    Silver Bay Warren 12952
    Silver Lake Clinton  
    South Colton   13687
    Speculator Hamilton 12164
  Star Lake St. Lawrence 13690
  Stratford Fulton 13470
    Stony Creek Warren 12878
    Stillwater Herkimer
  T      
    Tahawus Essex  
  Thendra Herkimer 13472
    Thurman Warren 12885
    Ticonderoga Essex 12883
    Tupper Lake Franklin 12986
  U      
    Upper Saint Regis Franklin  
    Upper Jay Essex 12987
  V      
    Vermontville Clinton 12989
    Vermont    
    Victory Mills Washington  
  W      
    Washington County Washington  
    Warrensburg Warren 12885
    Watson Lewis  
    Waverly Franklin 14892
    Webb Herkimer 13388
    Wells Hamilton 12190
    West Chazy Clinton 12992
    Westport Essex 12993
    Westville/Westville Center Franklin  
    Wevertown Warren 12886
    White Creek Washington  
    Whitehall Washington 12887
    Witherbee Essex  
    Willsboro Essex 12996
    Wilmington Essex 12997
    Witherbee Essex 12998
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