Hadley, New York

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Hadley is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,971 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Hadley, Massachusetts.

The Town of Hadley is in the northern part of the county and is west of Glens Falls.

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History

The first settler arrived around 1788.

The town was formed from parts of the Towns of Greenfield and Northumberland in 1801. The Town of Corinth was taken from Hadley in 1818, and the Town of Day was removed in 1819, bringing the Town of Hadley to its current dimensions.

In 1930, the Conklingville Dam by the west town line helped create the Sacandaga Reservoir and controlled flooding.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.1 square miles (106.4 km²), of which, 39.8 square miles (103.0 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (3.26%) is water.

The town is within the Adirondack Park. The north and east town lines are the border of Warren County.

A small part of the eastern end of the Great Sacandaga Lake (formerly the "Sacandaga Reservoir") is by the west town line and the Sacandaga River divides the town laterally and enters the Hudson River by the east town line.

New York State Route 9N passes through the southeast part of Hadley.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,971 people, 730 households, and 538 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.6 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 990 housing units at an average density of 24.9/sq mi (9.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.77% White, 1.01% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

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