Black Brook, New York

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Black Brook, New York
Keesville, NY
Keesville, NY
Black Brook, New York is located in New York
Black Brook, New York
Black Brook, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°30′6″N 73°47′11″W / 44.50167°N 73.78639°W / 44.50167; -73.78639
Country United States
State New York
County Clinton
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Ricky Nolan (D)
 • Town Council
 • Total 134.3 sq mi (348.0 km2)
 • Land 130.2 sq mi (337.2 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
Elevation 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,497
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-06761
GNIS feature ID 0978736

Black Brook is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,497 at the 2010 census. The town is named after an important waterway in the town.

The Town of Black Brook is in the southwest part of the county and is southwest of the City of Plattsburgh. Black Brook is inside the Adirondack Park.


The town was first settled around 1825. The town was formed from part of the Town of Peru in 1839. Early industry included farming, mining and smelting iron.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 134.4 square miles (348 km2), of which 130.2 square miles (337 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (3.08%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Franklin County, New York and the south town line is the border of Essex County, New York.

The Ausable River forms part of the south boundary, and the Saranac River forms part of the north boundary.

US 9 passes across the southeast part of Black Brook. New York State Route 3 crosses the northwest corner of the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,660 people, 651 households, and 455 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.7 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 7.4 per square mile (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.12% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 651 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,634, and the median income for a family was $38,580. Males had a median income of $32,059 versus $20,652 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,049. About 9.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Black Brook[edit]

  • Au Sable Forks &ndask; Au Sable Forks – Au Sable is two, individual French words which translate into Au for Of and Sable for Sand ... it is pronounced Au Saw'ble. Au Sable should never be clustered! It reads in English as Of Sand Forks, or Au Sable Forks. *The Town Govt. Office ~ Township of Black Brook Town Hall is located on 18 North Main Street,within Au Sable Forks, New York.' *Emergency Services: The Au Sable Forks Fire Department, The Au Sable Forks Ambulance Station; Doctor's Office and Dental Office; *The Schools: Au Sable Forks Primary School, and Holy Name Catholic School Grades k ~ 6; (2), *Three Churches, Holy Name Catholic, United Methodist and the Episcopal Church are all located along Main Street; *Businesses and Services include, Medos A. Nelson American Legion ~ Post 504; The Bank; Tops Grocery Store; Hollywood Theatre; Au Sable Forks Free Library; Au Sable Forks Gulf Course; The Riverside Bowling Lanes; Tahawus Lodge Center of the Arts; *Eateries and Shopping.

Au Sable Forks is where the East Branch merge with the West Branch of the Au Sable River at " The Forks " in the center of Town is where the Au Sable River becomes one confluenece. Former homes of James and John Rogers of the J&J Rogers Company are located there ~ The J & J Rogers Iron Ore Mining and Forges, Au Sable Nail Factory, Rolling Mill Forge, Charcoal Kilns, and Lumber Industries, the J & J Rogers Co. Pulp and Paper Mills were located. The J & J Pulp Mill Dam which had generated enough power for this Industrial Village, the J & J Rogers Company homes and some surrounding areas. This hamlet, Au Sable Forks spreads into two different counties, which is divided by the West Branch and Main Branch of the Au Sable River. One Part of Au Sable Forks is within Clinton County to the North across the Main Street Bridge within the Township of Black Brook while the other being the Township of Jay within Essex County is to the South of the Main Street Bridge. ~ A hamlet on the south town line at the Au Sable River and NY-9N.

  • Black Brook – The hamlet of Black Brook is in the south part of the town, northwest of Au Sable Forks.
  • Clayburg – A hamlet on the north town line.
  • Devins Corners – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • East Kilns – A hamlet northwest of Black Brook village on Silver Lake Road.
  • Fern Lake – A lake north of Black Brook village.
  • Hawkeye – A hamlet at the east end of Silver Lake.
  • Middle Kilns – A location between East Kilns and West Kilns on Forestdale Road.
  • Riverview – A hamlet on Route 3 in the northwest corner of the town.
  • Rome – A hamlet at the south town line, west of Au Sable Forks.
  • Silver Lake – A lake in the southwest part of the town.
  • Stevens Landing – A hamlet on the south shore of Fern Lake.
  • Swastika – A hamlet north of Black Brook village.
  • Taylor Pond – A lake in the southwest part of the town, south of Silver Lake.
  • Thomasville – A hamlet on the town line in the southeast part of the town.
  • Union Falls – A hamlet on the west town line.
  • Union Falls Pond – A lake partly inside the west town line.
  • West Kilns – A hamlet in the southwest corner of Black Rock.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 44°27′30″N 73°44′33″W / 44.45833°N 73.74250°W / 44.45833; -73.74250

Peasleville: A small town just out side of Black Brook.