Ticonderoga (CDP), New York

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Hamlet and CDP
Ticonderoga is located in New York
Location in New York
Coordinates: 43°50′55″N 73°25′23″W / 43.84861°N 73.42306°W / 43.84861; -73.42306Coordinates: 43°50′55″N 73°25′23″W / 43.84861°N 73.42306°W / 43.84861; -73.42306
Country United States
State New York
County Essex
Incorporated May 18, 1889[1]
Dissolved December 31, 1993[1]
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,382
Area code(s) 518

Ticonderoga (/tkɒndərˈɡə/) is a hamlet in the southeast of the town of Ticonderoga, in Essex County, New York, United States. The name is derived from a native term for "between the two waters." The hamlet became a census-designated place in 2008.[2] As of the 2010 Census, the population was 3,382.


In 1889,[citation needed] the hamlet of Ticonderoga was incorporated as a village within the town of Ticonderoga, but in 1992 voted to dissolve the village.[3] The area is an important location for the production of paper.[4] The familiar yellow "Ticonderoga pencils" were named for the fort and never actually made in the community.[5]

Fort Ticonderoga, east of the community, was the original outpost of civilization before it fell into disrepair after its importance in war declined. The modern fort is a reconstruction of the ruins.

History of, and historic sites in, the village of Ticonderoga are detailed in "Ticonderoga (Village) Multiple Resource Area", a New York State study from 1988.[6]

The Lake George Steamboat Company continues to operate steamboats out of Ticonderoga.


Ticonderoga is in Upstate New York, south of Plattsburgh, and near the Vermont border. The community lies between Lake George and Lake Champlain on the site of a portage between the two lakes, previously guarded by historic Fort Ticonderoga. The name of the waterway running through this portage is called the la Chute River, which drains the outflow of Lake George into Lake Champlain, and it contains a waterfall slightly east of the hamlet.

During the summer, a diesel-powered cable ferry connects the community to Shoreham, Vermont.

The hamlet is by the junction of New York State Route 9N, New York State Route 74, and New York State Route 22

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  1. ^ a b The Bridge Line - The Ticonderoga Branch of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, Retrieved Jun. 13, 2015.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ticonderoga (CDP), New York
  3. ^ "Local Government Handbook" (PDF). New York State Department of State. 2008. pp. Page 77, Table 13. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ "International Paper". Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Dixon Ticonderoga". Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Ticonderoga (Village) Multiple Resource Area, NY, 1988, http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/64000595.pdf

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