Elizabethtown (CDP), New York
|Elizabethtown, New York|
United Church of Christ
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
|• Total||3.31 sq mi (8.58 km2)|
|• Land||3.31 sq mi (8.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||560 ft (170 m)|
|• Density||228/sq mi (88.0/km2)|
Elizabethtown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Elizabethtown in Essex County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 754 at the 2010 census, out of a total town population of 1,163.
Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County and the location of the town government. The name is from Elizabeth Gilliland, the wife of an early settler and investor, William Gilliland.
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. Elizabethtown incorporated as a village in 1876, but the village government dissolved itself in 1981.
- "Elizabethtown, NY". Essex County Historical Society/Adirondack History Center Museum. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
- "Local Government Handbook" (PDF). New York State Department of State. 2008. pp. PDF page 77. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Elizabethtown CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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