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Hamilton County
New York
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County Information

It is named after Alexander Hamilton, the only member of the New York State delegation who signed the United States Constitution in 1787 and later the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Straddling the heart of the Adirondacks, it is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the entire eastern United States, with only a little over 5,000 residents.


County Seat: Lake Pleasant
Year Organized: 1816
Square Miles: 1,721
Courthouse Info:
County Office Building
PO Box 205
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108-0205

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Other Populated Areas
Arietta * Averys Place * Benson * Blackbridge * Blue Mountain Lake * Deerland * Eagle Nest * Gilmantown * Girards Sugarbush * Griffin * Hasbroucks * Higgins Bay * Hoffmeister * Hope * Indian Lake * Inlet * Keepawa * Lake Pleasant * Little Rapids * Maple Grove * Morehouseville * Nehasane * Partlow * Piseco * Powley Place * Pumpkin Hollow * Raquette Lake * Robinwood * Rudeston * Sabael * Sabattis * Sagamore * Shaker Place * Upper Benson * Wells * Woods *

Hamilton County Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2014:  WW1 Casualties; HARRIS obit
Nov 2013:  bio for ANIBAL
Aug 2013: 1883 Pensioners
June 2013: WW2 Casualties
Previous Updates:
1820 Census Index; bio of SMITH

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