Horicon, New York

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Horicon is a town in Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] Horicon's population was 1,479 at the 2000 census.[2]

Horicon is on the county's north border and is inside the Adirondack Park.

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History

Horicon was first settled around 1800. The town was formed in 1838 from parts of the towns of Hague and Bolton. [3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.8 square miles (186.0 km²), of which, 66.1 square miles (171.1 km²) of it is land and 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²) of it (7.98%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Essex County, New York.

New York State Route 8 crosses the town, forming a major east-west highway.

The town is also the site of the Gabriel Frieberg Scout Reservation, a boy scout camp owned by the Westchester-Putnam Council of Hawthorne, New York.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,479 people, 642 households, and 446 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.4 people per square mile (8.6/km²). There were 1,767 housing units at an average density of 26.7/sq mi (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.58% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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