The clickable maps and pictures below show data about New Lebanon, New York. New Lebanon is a town in Columbia County, New York, U.S., southeast of Albany. In 1910, 1,378 people lived in New Lebanon, New York. The population was 2,305 at the 2010 census.
The town of New Lebanon is in the northeast part of Columbia County. US 20 crosses the town.
New Lebanon was formed from the town of Canaan in 1818.
New Lebanon was the main spiritual home of the Shakers. The Mount Lebanon Shaker Society had 609 members in 1864. The most historic structures now belong to the Shaker Museum and Library. Some of the other surviving buildings are home to the Darrow School. Still others have been converted into a Sufi retreat center called the Abode of the Message. The latter is the former residence of Vilayat Inayat Khan, and is now the home of the current Pir of the Sufi Order International, Zia Inayat Khan.
Past residents of note
- Samuel J. Tilden, New York politician and U. S. Presidential candidate in 1876. (Tilden won the popular vote but was defeated by Hayes in the electoral college)
- George Henry Williams, attorney and judge
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and (0.22%) is water.
The north town line is the border of Rensselaer County, New York, and the east town line is the border of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,454 people, 983 households, and 651 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.4 people per square mile (26.4/km²). There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 33.5 per square mile (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.52% White, 1.26% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.10% of the population.
There were 983 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
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Darrow School (5.19 km)Darrow School is an Independent, co-educational college-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. Its New Lebanon campus is a property just to the west of the boundary between New York and Massachusetts in the Taconic Mountains and within the Berkshire cultural region. History The school's campus is located on what was once the site of the largest and most industrious Shaker community in the country. Darrow opened in the fall of 1932 as the Lebanon School for Boys.
Queechy Lake (6.96 km) Queechy Lake is a lake in Canaan, Columbia County, New York. Situated near the Massachusetts state border, the lake is deep and contains a surface area of . The name comes from the Native American Mahican name Quis-sich-kook, of unknown meaning. The lake is located near two major roads, New York State Route 295 and New York State Route 22. Among the present fish species are brown bullhead, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed, bluegill, rock bass, rainbow trout, black crappie and yellow perch.
Canaan, New York (7.21 km) Canaan is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,710 at the 2010 census. The Town of Canaan is in the northeast part of the county. History The first settlers arrived around 1759. The town was founded in 1772 as "Kings District." The name was changed to "Canaan" in 1788. One of the oldest sections of Canaan is Frisbie Street, settled in 1770 by Gideon Frisbie, who emigrated from Canaan, Connecticut. Frisbie Street fronts what was once the Albany-Boston stagecoach route.
Bolboparia (8.76 km)Bolboparia is an extinct genus from a well-known class of fossil marine arthropods, the trilobites. It lived during the late Lower Cambrian in what are today Canada and the United States. Taxonomy Bolboparia is most closely related to Acidiscus and slightly more distantly to Stigmadiscus. Description Like all Agnostida, Bolboparia is diminuative and the headshield (or cephalon) and tailshield (or pygidium) are of approximately the same size (or isopygous) and outline. Like all Weymouthiidae, Bolboparia lacks eyes and rupture lines (or sutures).
East Chatham, New York (9.13 km) East Chatham is a hamlet located partly in the town of Chatham and partly in the town of Canaan, in the state of New York. It is located at the crossroads of a railroad, I-90, and the Taconic State Parkway. It is also the site of Vovcha Tropa, a campsite owned by Plast, the Ukrainian Scouting Organization. This camp is attended by several thousand scouts. The Rowe-Lant Farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
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