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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Containing Unit
Birthplace of
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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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