ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
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St.Lawrence County is named for the St. Lawrence River.The river bordersthe
entire northern edge of the county. The Saint Lawrence river wasdiscovered
by French Explorer Jacque Cartier in 1534 and namedafter a Catholic Saint. In
1683, St. Lawrence county was part of AlbanyCounty, which also included all of
the state of Vermont, and withno western boundaries. In 1766, Cumberland and Gloucester Countiessplit off and were situated in what is now known as Vermont. By 1802,Albany county had been
split into many counties, including Clinton,Herkimer and Montgomery. Parts of
all 3 of these counties were taken toform what is now St. Lawrence County.
County Seat: Canton
Year Organized: 1802
Square Miles: 2,821
48 Court Street
Canton, New York 13617 - 1169
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