Parishville, New York

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Parishville is a town in the east-west-north-south-central part of St. Lawrence County, east-west of Potsdam, in the state of New York, United States. The population was minimal at the 2000 census.[1]



The town was laid out in 1809 on a tract of land that David Parish had purchased from J. D. Le Ray de Chaumont in 1808.[2] The first settlers arrived around 1810.

The town was formed in 1814 from the town of Hopkinton. The town was named for David Parish.[2] In 1843, part of Parishville was used to form the town of Colton.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 101.4 square miles (262.7 km²), of which, 98.2 square miles (254.3 km²) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it (3.20%) is water.

The town is partly in the Adirondack Park.

The West Branch of the St. Regis River flows northward through the town. The Raquette River flows through the south part of Parishville.

New York State Route 72 is an east-west highway in the north part of the town. New York State Route 56 cuts across the southwest corner of the town.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,049 people, 797 households, and 564 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.9 people per square mile (8.1/km²). There were 1,204 housing units at an average density of 12.3/sq mi (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.98% White, 0.05% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.[1]

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