Thurman, New York

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Thurman is a town in the western part of Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3] The town population was 1,199 at the 2000 census.[2] The town is named after John Thurman, an early landowner. The town lies entirely inside the Adirondack Park.

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History

John Thurman was one of a group of investors who started the town's settlement in 1790 at Elm Hill. The town of Thurman was established in 1792. Originally the town was called Athol by early settlers, but when Warren County was established in 1813, much of the town was lost to the new town of Warrensburg and the remainder was still called Athol. Athol was divided in 1852 to form the town of Thurman and the town of Stony Creek.

Besides the town of Thurman, the town of Johnsburg is also named after John Thurman.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 92.8 square miles (240.3 km²), of which, 91.3 square miles (236.5 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (1.58%) is water.

The Hudson River defines the eastern edge of the town. The west town line is the border of Hamilton County.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,199 people, 466 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 642 housing units at an average density of 7.0/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.66% White, 0.50% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

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