Latitude: 44.7289

Longitude: -73.9078

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Lyon Mountain, New York

The images and pictures within this page present material related to Lyon Mountain, New York. Lyon Mountain is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Dannemora in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census.

Lyon Mountain is in the western part of the town.

The Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility, a minimum security prison, is located nearby. The Facility is currently closed and property is up for sale.


Lyon Mountain is located at (44.728863, -73.907905).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the area has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²), all land.

Lyon Mountain is on New York State Route 374.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 458 people, 214 households, and 129 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 45.0 per square mile (17.4/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 23.0/sq mi (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.85% White, 0.22% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.22% Pacific Islander, and 2.62% from two or more races.

There were 214 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the community the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $39,688 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,776. About 14.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


The hamlet is named after Nathaniel Lyon who moved to the base of the mountain that also bears his name in 1803 and died circa 1850. Lyon was a relative of General Nathaniel Lyon (1818–1861).


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Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility (0.26 km)

Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility is a former prison in New York in the USA. The prison is located in the western part of the Town of Dannemora in Clinton County, New York, near the community of Lyon Mountain. This facility was officially closed on January 31, 2011. Location - address Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility 3864 State Route 374 P.O.

WCFE-TV (4.21 km)

WCFE is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television station in Plattsburgh, New York. It is known under its corporate identity of Mountain Lake PBS. This name was adopted to reflect Plattsburgh's location between the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. It broadcasts on channel 38 from transmitters on top of Lyon Mountain, between Plattsburgh and nearby Malone. WCFE's over-the-air coverage reaches many communities in Northeastern New York, Eastern Ontario (including Cornwall and parts of Ottawa), Vermont, and Southern Quebec (including Montreal).

Ellenburg, New York (13.38 km)

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. History 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.

Saranac, New York (13.49 km)

Saranac is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The town is on the western border of the county, west of the City of Plattsburgh and is within the Adirondack Park. The population was 4,007 at the 2010 census. The town is named for the Saranac River that flows past the town. History The first settlement occurred around 1802. Saranac was established from the western part of the Town of Plattsburgh in 1824. The iron industry was important in the early history of the town.

WNMR (13.59 km)

WNMR (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Dannemora, New York, it serves the Champlain Valley. The station is currently owned by RadioActive, LLC (controlled by Randy Michaels). However, under a local marketing agreement, WNMR is operated by CEC Media Group, making it a sister station to television stations WNMN and WGMU-LP. The station serves as the Champlain Valley affiliate of Sporting News Radio.

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