Hartford, New York

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Hartford is a town centrally located in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The town population was 2,279 at the 2000 census.[2]



The Provincial Patent (1766) was granted to officer veterans of the French and Indian War. The patent included, within the "Town of Westfield," the present towns of Putnam, Fort Ann, Dresden part of Kingsbury, and Hartford. The Town of Hartford was set off from Westfield in 1793. The Town of Westfield represents the Vermont claim for part of this region, which was eventually settled by the eastern part of Charlotte County being transferred from New York.

Many of the early settlers came from parts of New England. The land granted by the original patent was often sold to the new settlers.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.6 km²), of which, 43.4 square miles (112.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

NY Route 40 intersects NY Route 149 at the community of Hartford and NY Route 196 at South Hartford.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,279 people, 813 households, and 639 families residing in the town. The population density was 52.5 people per square mile (20.3/km²). There were 885 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.57% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 813 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.11.

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