Latitude: 44.8581

Longitude: -73.4628

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Chazy, New York

The clickable images and aerial photographs further below illustrate facts related to Chazy, New York. Chazy is a town in northeastern Clinton County, New York, in the United States. The population was 4,284 at the 2010 census. The closest city is Plattsburgh, to the south. Chazy is from Canada. The zip code is 12921 and it is in area code 518.

History

The region was explored by Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and navigator who mapped large portions of northeastern North America, in 1609. The town was first settled around 1763 by Jean Laframboise, who is also credited with introducing apple growing to the area. Chazy is named after a Lieutenant de Chézy, who was killed by the Iroquois.

Chazy was formed from the Town of Champlain in 1804; in 1853, part of the town was used to form the Town of Altona.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and (11.62%) is water.

The eastern part of the town, marked by Lake Champlain, is the border of Vermont. The Little Chazy River enters Lake Champlain north of Chazy Landing.

The Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87 or I-87) and U.S. Route 9 (US 9) are north-south highways through the town. New York State Route 191 (NY 191) is an east-west highway entirely within the town. NY 22 is a north-south highway in the western part of Chazy.

Geology

The town gave its name to the mid-Ordovician Chazy Formation, the first true reef system, which was originally identified from limestone outcroppings in the township.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,181 people, 1,566 households, and 1,171 families residing in the town. The population density was 77.2 people per square mile (29.8/km²). There were 1,841 housing units at an average density of 34.0 per square mile (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.94% White, 0.31% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,566 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

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WCHP (10.08 km)

WCHP (760 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format branded as WCHP 760 AM. Licensed to Champlain, New York, USA, the station directs its daytime signal into nearby Montreal. The station is currently owned by Champlain Radio, Inc.. History The station went on the air as WGGD on 1984-11-14. On 1984-12-19, the station changed its call sign to the current WCHP.

Beekmantown, New York (10.11 km)

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Point Aux Roches Light (10.38 km)

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Coopersville, Clinton County, New York (10.41 km)

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Flat Rock State Forest (11.87 km)

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