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There are sixty-two counties in the State of New York. The first twelve counties in New York were created immediately after the British annexation of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, although two of these counties have since been abolished. The most recent county formation in New York was in 1912, when Bronx County was created from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County.

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Warren County, New York

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Warren County is a county in the state of New York. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 65,707. The county seat is Queensbury. The county is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, an American Revolutionary War hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Warren County is part of the Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Albany-Schenectady, NY Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Warren County Name

Named in honor of Gen. Joseph Warren, killed at the battle of Bunker Hill

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Warren County History

Warren County was taken from the NW. part of Washington county in 1813. It is principally situated on the W. side of Lake George, centrally distant from New York 240, and from Albany 75 miles. Greatest length N. and S. 44, greatest breadth E. and W. 40 miles. With the exception of a small district on the SE., the whole county is mountainous. The mountains, which are of primitive formation, are covered with a heavy growth of trees, and contain, it is said, abundance of iron ore of good quality, but have very small portions of arable soil. The valleys, which are narrow, contain some fertile alluvion, on secondary limestone. The principal employment of the inhabitants is getting lumber, which is sent to market by the rivers, lake, and Chainplain canal. This county embraces about one half of the Horicon, or Lake George, the greater part of Schroon lake, the whole of Brant lake, and many smaller ones. The Horicon is a beautiful sheet of water 33 miles long, and about 2 wide, and discharges its waters northward into Lake Champlain at Ticonderoga. Its waters are very deep and clear, and abound with the finest fish. The mountain scenery of this lake is excelled in its romantic beauties by none in the world. Schroon and Brant lakes are beautiful sheets of water, and abound with fish similar to Lake George. The county is divided into 10 towns. (Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, John Barber, Clark Albien & Co., 1851)

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Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one of the oldest geographic formations on earth, and dotted by clear mountain lakes and ponds, Warren County looks back on a history which began with primitive man roaming the uncivilized lands of present-day Queensbury where archeological and historical surveys continue to uncover artifacts of the era. Full History at NYSAC

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles (2,413 km2), of which 869 square miles (2,251 km2) consists of land and 62 square miles (162 km2) (6.69%) consists of water. Warren County is situated in the eastern portion of New York state; the eastern border is Vermont. Being located in the Adirondack Mountains, it is not uncommon for mountain peaks to surpass 2,000 feet (610 m). The highest peak in the county is Gore Mountain at an elevation of 3,198 feet (975 m).

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Essex County, New York - north
  • Washington County, New York - east
  • Saratoga County, New York - south
  • Hamilton County, New York - west

Education

In Warren County, there are 16 public elementary schools, with the largest being the Queensbury Elementary School, serving 1,150 students and the smallest being the Abraham Wing School, serving 146 students. There are nine middle schools, with the largest being Queensbury Middle School, serving 945 students and the smallest being the Bolton Central School, serving 285 students. There are also 11 high schools, with the largest being the Queensbury Senior High School, serving 1,301 students, and the smallest being the Bolton Central School, serving 285 students. In addition, there is one major private secondary school: the St. Mary's - St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School, which is located in Glens Falls.

Adirondack Community College (ACC) is the site of post-secondary education in Warren County. Located in Queensbury, the college provides an extensive program of degrees and certificate programs. SUNY Plattsburgh, based in Clinton County, offers bachelor and master-degree programs at the ACC campus.

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