Bolton, New York

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Bolton is a town in Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The population was 2,117 at the 2000 census.[2] Bolton is on the east border of the county.



The first settlements began around 1792. The town of Bolton was formed from part of the town of Thurman in 1799 [3]. Bolton lost some of its territory as three new towns were created in the county.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 90.1 square miles (233.3 km²), of which, 63.4 square miles (164.2 km²) of it is land and 26.7 square miles (69.1 km²) of it (29.62%) is water.

The east town line, defined by eastern shoreline of Lake George, is the border of Washington County. The town in within the Adirondack Park.

NY 9N follows the lake along the west shore, connecting the major settlements. Interstate 87, the Northway, runs along the west town line.

The highest point in the Town of Bolton is Five Mile Mountain (occasionally spelled Fivemile Mtn) (2256 feet) in the Tongue Mountain Range. The lowest point would appear to be the surface of Lake George at 320 feet.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,117 people, 941 households, and 628 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.4 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 2,164 housing units at an average density of 34.1/sq mi (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.57% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

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