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Essex County
New York
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County Information
Its name is from the English county of Essex.
Created from Clinton County in 1799.
Lake Flower, Saranac Lake, NY
Lake Flower, Saranac Lake, NY

County Seat: Elizabethtown
Year Organized: 1799
Square Miles: 1,797

Courthouse Info:
County Government Center
Court Street, P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932-0000

Populated Areas:
Bloomingdale * Chesterfield * Crown Point * Elizabethtown * Essex * Jay * Keene * Keeseville *
Lake Placid * Lewis * Minerva * Moriah * Newcomb * North Elba * North Hudson * Olmstedville * Port Henry *
Saranac Lake * Schroon * St. Armand * Ticonderoga * Westport * Willsboro * Wilmington *

Online Data



County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2014:  obit for
Nov 2013:  obit for  WOODRUFF
Aug 2013: obits for MCDONNELL, WHITE
July 2013: obit for ATHERTON, HALL; Burials in HULL, SHAW, COOLIDGE FAMILY cemetery; SMITH family burials, NOTMAN grave; Gossip news for LADD, BARNUM, WATSOCK, BESSETT; SHATTUCK-HAYFORD marriage announcement; Sick List for MERCURE; bio for ANDREWS
June 2013: obit for BARTON; 1883 pensioners
May 2013: obit for ALLEN
Mar 2013: bios for WELLS, LANDO, EVANS, POLLOCK, HUGHES; burials in Federal Flats Cemetery
Oct 2011: bios for MERRELL, BOYNTON; List of Cemeteries
June 2011: BURLEIGH bio
May 2011: Biographies for CROSSMAN, TUBBS, BURLEIGH

Previous Updates:
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Birth, Marriage, Death Records
John Brown Biography; obits for BOGARDUS, SHERWOOD, SIMPSON

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