Dickinson, Franklin County, New York

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Dickinson is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 739 at the 2000 census. The town was named after and individual in New Jersey by an early landowner from that state.

The Town of Dickinson is on the western border of the county and is southwest of the Village of Malone.



The name originally proposed for the area was "Annastown," after the daughter of a landowner, but another influential landowner prevailed with the current name.

The Town of Dickinson was formed from the Town of Malone in the year 1809. In 1812, part of Dickinson was used to form the Town of Bangor. The creation of the Town of Moira in 1828 cost Dickinson more territory. When the Town of Waverly was established in 1880, additional territory was lost.

In 1843, conversions to the Mormon religion and migration westward occurred in the town due to relatives of a Mormon Apostle living there.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.3 square miles (114.7 km²), of which, 44.3 square miles (114.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

The west town line is the border of St. Lawrence County.

New York State Route 11B is an east-west highway.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 739 people, 293 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.7 people per square mile (6.4/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.56% White, 0.41% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.88.

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