Hopkinton, New York

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Hopkinton is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York in the United States. The population was 1,020 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from early settlers with the name Hopkins.

The Town of Hopkinton is on the county's eastern border and is east of Potsdam.



The first settler arrived around 1802.

The town was organized in 1805 and is one of the original ten towns of the county. The town was much larger than the present town, having lost territory on the formation of newer towns of the county, including: Parishville (1814), Lawrence (1828) and Colton (1976), which towns were themselves partitioned as boundary adjustments were made.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 187.0 square miles (484.4 km²), of which, 185.4 square miles (480.2 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (0.87%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Franklin County. Most of the town, the south part, is inside the Adirondack Park. This part of New York was sometimes called the South Woods, and embraced the less developed areas of the Adirondack Mountains.

The St. Regis River flows through the north part of the town.

New York State Route 11B and New York State Route 72 intersect near Hopkinton village. New York State Route 458 intersects NY-11B west of Nicholville.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,020 people, 390 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.5 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.10% African American, 0.59% Native American, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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