Northampton, Fulton County, New York

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Northampton is a town in Fulton County, New York, United States. The population was 2,760 at the 2000 census.[2] The name comes from an original land patent. Northampton is in the northeast part of the county and is northeast of Gloversville.

The town of Gates in Monroe County, New York was once also called Northampton.

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History

The town is derived from the Northampton Patent of 1741.

The town was formed from part of the northern part of the Town of Broadalbin in 1799.

Before the formation of the Scanadaga Reservoir in 1930, there was more dry land and swamp land in the town. This land is now beneath the surface of the lake.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.9 km²), of which, 21.0 square miles (54.5 km²) of it is land and 13.7 square miles (35.4 km²) of it (39.37%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Hamilton County and the east town line is the border of Saratoga County.

The northwest end of Great Sacandaga Lake (formerly called the Great Sacandaga Reservoir) is in the town, where the Sacandaga River enters the lake. Northampton is inside the Adirondack Park.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,760 people, 1,163 households, and 782 families residing in the town. The population density was 131.1 people per square mile (50.6/km²). There were 1,962 housing units at an average density of 93.2/sq mi (36.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.33% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.[2]

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