Munnsville, New York

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Munnsville is a village located in the Town of Stockbridge in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 437 at the 2000 census. The name is from an early settler.

The Village of Munnsville is centrally located in the town at the junction of Routes 35 and 40.

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History

Asa Munn opened a mercantile business in the community around 1817.

In 1990 the village received national media attention and interviews by Connie Chung when a local dairy farmer, Adelbert Ward, allegedly murdered his brother William Ward by suffocation. In 1992 this incident was examined in the documentary Brother's Keeper.

Munnsville became a world renowned racing location for skateboarding because of the Madison County Gravity Festival which began in 2002. Skateboarders from all over North America and Europe descend on the town for the last weekend of July and race their skateboards at speeds up to 95 km/h.

Munnsville was the final home of poet Hayden Carruth.

Geography

Munnsville is located at 42°58′36″N 75°35′18″W / 42.97667°N 75.58833°W / 42.97667; -75.58833 (42.976597, -75.588236)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 437 people, 166 households, and 118 families residing in the village. The population density was 506.6 people per square mile (196.2/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 204.0/sq mi (79.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.40% White, 0.46% African American, 0.23% Native American, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 166 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

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