Wilton, New York

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Wilton
Town
Town of Wilton
Wilton is located in New York
Wilton
Wilton
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°8′33″N 73°43′58″W / 43.14250°N 73.73278°W / 43.14250; -73.73278
Country United States
State New York
County Saratoga
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 325 ft (99 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 12,511
 • Density 348.7/sq mi (134.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12831, 12833, 12866
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-82403[1]
GNIS feature ID 0979647[2]

Wilton is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 16,173 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Wilton is in the northeastern part of the county, northeast of Saratoga Springs, which it borders.

History[edit]

The region, once called "Palmertown," was first settled around 1764. The Town of Wilton was created in 1818 from the Town of Northumberland.

The Grant Cottage State Historic Site is located in Wilton, in an area known as Mount McGregor, which is the highest peak of the Palmertown Range, mostly north of Wilton. This site is the place where Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer in 1885 just after completing his memoirs.[3]

A narrow-gauge railway built in 1882, the Saratoga, Mount McGregor and Lake George Railroad, ran through Wilton.

Notable people[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2). 35.9 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.

US Route 9 and the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) are parallel north-south highways. New York State Route 50 is a north-south highway in the eastern part of Wilton.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 16,173 people.

Government[edit]

The Town Council is a five member legislative body, consisting of the Supervisor and 4 councilman. The Supervisor is the presiding officer of the council, the chief administrator of town affairs, and the town's legislative representative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. Other elected officials are the Town Clerk, Superintendent of Highways and two Town Justices.

Supervisor - Art Johnson (R,C,I)

Council people:

          - John Lant (R,I)
          - Steven Streicher (R,C)
          - John McEachron, Sr. (R) 
          - JoAnn Klepetar (D) 

Town Clerk - Susan Baldwin (R,C,I)

Highway Superintendent - Kirklin Woodcock (R,C)

Town Justice

               Gearald Worth (R,C)
               David Towne (R,I,C)

Communities and locations in Wilton[edit]

  • Ballard Corners – A hamlet by the east town line on NY-50 at the junction of County Road 33.
  • Barnes Corners – A location in the southeast part of the town on NY-50.
  • Dimmick Corners – A location in the northeast part of the town on County Road 32.
  • Gurn Spring – A hamlet southeast of Wilton village on County Road 33.
  • Kings Station – A hamlet south of Wilton village on US-9.
  • Loughberry Lake – A small lake in the southwest part of Wilton.
  • Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility – A New York state medium security prison at the north town line. On its grounds lies the Grant Cottage.
  • Travers Corners – A hamlet south of Wilton village.
  • Wilton – The hamlet of Wilton in located on US-9 at the junction with County Roads 101, 32, 33, and 34, in the north part of the town.

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Coordinates: 43°10′48″N 73°44′39″W / 43.18000°N 73.74417°W / 43.18000; -73.74417