Northumberland, New York

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Northumberland is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 4,603 at the 2000 census. The name comes from a location in Great Britain.

The Town of Northumberland is at the county's east border and northeast of Saratoga Springs.



The area was first settled around 1765. Previously, it was in the territory of Mohican natives, who had two villages in the town.

The town was formed in 1798 from the Town of Saratoga. Later part of its territory was removed to form newer town; Hadley (1801), Moreau (1805), and Wilton (1818).

The Champlain Canal opened in 1832.

Notable residents


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85.2 km²), of which, 32.3 square miles (83.8 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (1.67%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Washington County and is marked by the Hudson River.

US Route 4 is a north-south highway by the Hudson River at the southeast corner of Northumberland. New York State Route 32 is a north-south highway that intersects New York State Route 50 at Gansevoort. US-4 and NY-32 are conjoined in Northumberland.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,603 people, 1,593 households, and 1,264 families residing in the town. The population density was 142.3 people per square mile (54.9/km²). There were 1,717 housing units at an average density of 53.1/sq mi (20.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.54% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

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