Chazy, New York

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Coordinates: 44°51′29″N 73°27′46″W / 44.8580956°N 73.4629136°W / 44.8580956; -73.4629136

Chazy is a town in northeastern Clinton County, New York, in the United States. The population was 4,181 at the 2000 census. The closest city is Plattsburgh, 12 miles (19 km) to the south. Chazy is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) from Canada. The zip code is 12921 and it is in area code 518.

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History

The region was explored by Samuel de Champlain in 1609. The town was first settled around 1763 by Jean Laframboise, who is also credited with introducing apple growing to the area. Chazy is named after a Lieutenant de Chézy, who was killed by the Iroquois.

Chazy was formed from the Town of Champlain in 1804; in 1853, part of the town was used to form the Town of Altona.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.3 square miles (158.7 km²), of which, 54.2 square miles (140.3 km²) of it is land and 7.1 square miles (18.4 km²) of it (11.62%) is water.

The eastern part of the town, marked by Lake Champlain, is the border of Vermont. The Little Chazy River enters Lake Champlain north of Chazy Landing.

The Northway (Interstate 87) and US 9 are north-south highways through the town. NY 191 is an east-west highway entirely within the town. NY 22 is a north-south highway in the western part of Chazy.

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