Nelliston, New York

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Nelliston is a village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 622 at the 2000 census. The name is from members of the Nellis family.

The Village of Nelliston is in the Town of Palatine and is west of Amsterdam.

The Erie Canal passes the village.



Andrew Nellis, founder of the Nellis family in the area, came to the Town of Palatine in 1722. Fort Fox and Fort Wagner were built at this location during the late colonial period. The village was not well-developed until the time of the American Civil War.


Nelliston is located at 42°56′1″N 74°36′49″W / 42.93361°N 74.61361°W / 42.93361; -74.61361 (42.933644, -74.613531)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (7.56%) is water.

The village is on the northeast side of the Mohawk River across from the Village of Fort Plain and the New York State Thruway.

NY Route 5 (Main Street) passes through Nelliston.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 622 people, 257 households, and 172 families residing in the village. The population density was 565.0 people per square mile (218.3/km²). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 255.3/sq mi (98.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.75% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 257 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

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