Putnam, New York

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Putnam is a town in northern Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3] The town population was 645 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is named after Israel Putnam, a hero of the American Revolution.[citation needed]

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History

The town was part of the Provincial Patent (1764) made to officer veterans of the French and Indian War while the region was in Charlotte County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.8 km²), of which, 33.2 square miles (85.9 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (6.49%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Essex County, New York. The east town line is defined by Lake Champlain and the border of Vermont. The west town line is defined by Lake George and Warren County, New York. The town is inside the Adirondack Park.

NY Route 22 is a north-south highway through the center of the town.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 645 people, 248 households, and 181 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.5 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 18.4/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.84% White and 0.16% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.[1]

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