Elizabethtown (CDP), New York

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Hamlet and CDP
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 44°12′59″N 73°35′26″W / 44.21639°N 73.59056°W / 44.21639; -73.59056Coordinates: 44°12′59″N 73°35′26″W / 44.21639°N 73.59056°W / 44.21639; -73.59056
Country United States
State New York
County Essex
Village Incorporated 1876
Village Dissolved 1981
Area code(s) 518

Elizabethtown is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Elizabethtown in Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 census. Many locals in the town, as well as those who surround the area call Elizabethtown "E-Town".[citation needed]

Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County[3] and the location of the town government. The name is from Elizabeth Gilliland, the wife of an early settler and investor, William Gilliland.[citation needed]


The community was developed by settlers moving deeper into the town from the first settlement in New Russia. Elizabethtown became the county seat in 1807. Due to the focus on government, the law profession was a prominent occupation after the middle of the 19th century.[1] Elizabethtown incorporated as a village in 1876,[1] but the village government dissolved itself in 1981.[2]


Elizabethtown is in the northern part of the town, located at the junction of US Route 9 and NY 9N. The Bouquet River (pronounced BO-kwet) flows past the east side of the hamlet.


  1. ^ a b c "Elizabethtown, NY". Essex County Historical Society/Adirondack History Center Museum. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Government Handbook" (PDF). New York State Department of State. 2008. pp. PDF page 77. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 

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