Fowler, New York

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Fowler is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 2,180 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Fowler is located on the southwest border of the county and is southwest of Canton and southeast of Gouverneur.



Fowler began in 1816, when it was formed from parts of the towns of Rossie and Russell. It was named for Theodosius Fowler (1753-1841), a captain in the American Revolution and a local landowner. In 1827 part of Fowler was transferred to the Town of Edwards. Fowler lost more area to Pitcairn, New York in 1836. By 1870 the population of Fowler was 1,785.

In 1987 the Hollow Dam on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River was constructed. It generates 900 kilowatts of power.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.7 square miles (157.2 km²), of which, 59.5 square miles (154.2 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Jefferson County and Lewis County.

The Oswegatchie River flows across the north parf of the town.

New York State Route 58 intersects New York State Route 812 by Fowler village.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,180 people, 811 households, and 616 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.6 people per square mile (14.1/km²). There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 17.1/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.09% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

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