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Longitude: -73.9172

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Ellenburg, New York

The selectable maps and pictures further below show facts related to Ellenburg, New York. Ellenburg is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,743 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Ellen, the daughter of the principal proprietor.

The town of Ellenburg is on the west border of the county and is northwest of Plattsburgh. The south part of the town is in the Adirondack Park.


The town was first settled around 1800.

The town was formed from part of the town of Mooers in 1830. In 1845, part of the town was used to make the town of Clinton.

During the cold war, Ellenburg was home to two of the 12 AtlasICBM silos under the 556th Strategic Missile Squadron based out of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. These silos were operational from 1962-1965.

In late 2004, a wind farm was proposed by Noble Environmental Power for the northern part of the town. Construction was expected to be completed by early 2007 however due to delays it began in the spring of 2008. Noble has also built wind farms in the neighboring towns of Altona and Chateaugay. Construction of the wind farms caused some controversy within the towns as many residents feel it may subtract from the natural beauty of the area. The wind farm includes 54 turbines producing a total output of 81 megawatts.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.90%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Franklin County.

US Route 11 passes through the northeast part of the town. New York State Route 190 (Military Turnpike) is an east-west highway, intersecting US-11 at Ellenburg village. New York State Route 374 crosses the southwest corner of the town. Town Supervisor is Richard A. F. Pearson Sr. Not Jr. As listed.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,812 people, 703 households, and 485 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.0 people per square mile (6.6/km²). There were 941 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.79% White, 0.06% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 703 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

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