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Encyclopedia > Lewis County, New York
Lewis County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the USA highlighting New York
New York's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1805
Seat Lowville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,341 km² (1,290 mi²)
3,303 km² (1,275 mi²)
37 km² (14 mi²), 1.12%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,944
8/km² 
Website: www.lewiscountyny.org

Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,944. It is named after Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York when the county was established. Its county seat is Lowville. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_York_highlighting_Lewis_County. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NY.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New York ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lowville is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... “NY” redirects here. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Morgan Lewis (October 16, 1754– April 7, 1844) was the son of Francis Lewis. ... This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lowville is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ...

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History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Lewis County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County, New York was a former county in the Province of New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Gloucester County, New York is a former county in New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ...


On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion (and thus, since no western boundary was specified, theoretically still extended west to the Pacific). The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area then designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for William Tryon, colonial governor of New York. is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Tryon County, New York was a county in New York, part of the Province of New York, named after Governor William Tryon. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... The Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ...


In the years prior to 1776, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Canada. In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec, replacing the name of the hated British governor. Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States (United Colonies prior to July 1776) France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Polish volunteers Quebec volunteers Prussian volunteers Oneida Tuscarora Great Britain Loyalists Hessian mercenaries Iroquois Confederacy Duchy of Brunswick Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Ko... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. ... An engraving depicting the death of General Montgomery at the Battle of Quebec. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595...


In 1789, the size of Montgomery County was reduced by the splitting off of Ontario County from Montgomery. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne Counties. Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Erie County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Genesee County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


Lewis County is part of Macomb's Purchase of 1791. Macombs Purchase is a large historical area of northern New York purchased from the state in 1791 by Alexander Macomb, who had gotten rich as a merchant in the American Revolution. ...


In 1791, Herkimer County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Otsego, and Tioga County). This was much larger than the present county, however, and was reduced by a number of subsequent splits. The first one of these, in 1794, produced Onondaga County. This county was larger than the current Onondaga County, including the present Cayuga, Cortland, and part of Oswego Counties. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Otsego County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1794 Seat Syracuse Area  - Total  - Water 2,087 km² (806 mi²) 66 km² (25 mi²) 3. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1799 Seat Auburn Area  - Total  - Water 2,237 km² (864 mi²) 441 km² (170 mi²) 19. ... Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


Oneida County (as well as a part of Chenango County), was split off from Herkimer County in 1798. Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Lewis County was split off from Oneida County in 1805. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In January 1997, much of the county was socked in a world record-breaking snowburst, with nearly 2 meters of snow in just a 24-hour period. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term snowburst was coined in the 1960s by Prof. ...


Geography

Lewis County is located in northwestern New York State, slightly east of due north from Syracuse. The eastern part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. Part of the Tug Hill Plateau is in the southern part of the county. Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... The Adirondack Park is a large park in northeast New York. ... The Tug Hill Plateau is a upland region in upstate New York in the USA. The Tug Hill Plateau is west of the Adirondack Mountains and is separated from the Adirondacks by the Black River Valley. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,341 km² (1,290 mi²). 3,303 km² (1,275 mi²) of it is land and 37 km² (14 mi²) of it (1.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

St. ... Herkimer County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,944 people, 10,040 households, and 7,309 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/mi²). There were 15,134 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.17% White, 0.39% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,040 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,361, and the median income for a family was $39,287. Males had a median income of $30,479 versus $21,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,971. About 10.10% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns and Villages

==> Label in parentheses is official designation

Castorland is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Constableville is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Copenhagen is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Croghan is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Croghan is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Diana is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. ... Greig is a town in Lewis County, New York, USA. The population was 1,365 at the 2000 census. ... Harrisburg is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Harrisville is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Lewis is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Leyden is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Lowville is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Lowville is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Lyons Falls is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Lyonsdale is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Martinsburg is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Montague is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... New Bremen is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Pinckney is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Port Leyden is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Turin is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... Turin is a village located in Lewis County, New York. ... Watson is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ... West Turin is a town located in Lewis County, New York. ...

External links

Coordinates: 43°47′N 75°27′W / 43.79, -75.45 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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