Essex County, NY

ESSEX COUNTY, situated in the northeasterly part of New York, on the westerly side of Lake Champlain. Area, 1,779 square miles. Face of the country hilly and mountainous; soil generally sterile. Seat of justice, Elizabethtown. Pop. in 1810, 9,477; in 1820, 12,811; in 1830, 19,387; in 1840, 23,634; in 1850, 30,993. (Fanning's, 1853)
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    Elizabethtown, NY City or Town
    Minerva, NY City or Town
    North Elba, NY City or Town
    Port Kent, NY City or Town
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