Palatine Bridge, New York

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Palatine Bridge is a village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 706 at the 2000 census. The basis of the name is the community's location in a region settled by Palatinate Germans.

The Village of Palatine Bridge is in the Town of Palatine. The community is in the western part of the county, west of Amsterdam.


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History

Palatine Bridge was settled in 1723.

A bridge across the Mohawk River here built in 1798 gave the community it name.

The village was incorporated in 1867.

Residents of note

Webster Wagner was a local postmaster, state politician, and railroad inventor.

Geography

Palatine Bridge is located at 42°54′39″N 74°34′29″W / 42.910890°N 74.574827°W / 42.910890; -74.574827 (42.910890, -74.574827).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (6.32%) is water.

The village is on the north side of the Mohawk River across from the Village of Canajoharie and the New York State Thruway.

New York State Route 5 (Grand Street) passes through Palatine Bridge, where it intersects with New York State Route 10 (Lafayette Street).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 706 people, 276 households, and 179 families residing in the village. The population density was 795.2 people per square mile (306.3/km2). There were 306 housing units at an average density of 344.6/sq mi (132.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.30% White, 0.14% African American, 1.27% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

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