Ticonderoga (CDP), New York

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Ticonderoga, New York
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 43°50′55″N 73°25′23″W / 43.84861°N 73.42306°W / 43.84861; -73.42306Coordinates: 43°50′55″N 73°25′23″W / 43.84861°N 73.42306°W / 43.84861; -73.42306
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
IncorporatedMay 18, 1889; 132 years ago [1]
DissolvedDecember 31, 1993; 28 years ago [1]
 • Total4.35 sq mi (11.27 km2)
 • Land4.27 sq mi (11.07 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
154 ft (47 m)
 • Total3,382
 • Density792/sq mi (305.6/km2)
ZIP codes
12858, 12883
Area code(s)518

Ticonderoga (/tkɒndəˈrɡə/) is a hamlet in the southeast part of the town of Ticonderoga, in Essex County, New York, United States. The name is derived from the Haudenosaunee term for "between the two waters". The hamlet became a census-designated place in 2008.[2] As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,382,[3] out of a total 5,042 residents in the town of Ticonderoga.


In 1889,[1] the hamlet of Ticonderoga was incorporated as a village within the town of Ticonderoga, but in 1992 residents voted to dissolve the village.[4] The area is an important location for the production of paper and the mining of graphite;[5] the familiar yellow "Ticonderoga pencils" were named for the fort but were never actually made in the community.[citation needed]

Fort Ticonderoga, east of the community, was a military outpost that fell into disrepair. The modern fort was built on its ruins.

The 1988 publication, "Ticonderoga (Village) Multiple Resource Area", presents a history of the village and its historic sites.[6]

The Lake George Steamboat Company continues to operate steamboats from Ticonderoga.


Ticonderoga is in Upstate New York, south of Plattsburgh, and near the Vermont border. The community lies between Lake George and Lake Champlain on the site of a portage between the two lakes, previously guarded by historic Fort Ticonderoga. The waterway running through this portage is called the La Chute River, which drains the outflow of Lake George into Lake Champlain, and it contains a waterfall at the eastern edge of the hamlet.

During the summer, a diesel-powered cable ferry connects the community to Shoreham, Vermont.

The junction of New York State Route 9N, New York State Route 74, and New York State Route 22 is at the northern edge of the CDP.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.35 square miles (11.27 km2), of which 4.27 square miles (11.07 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.20 km2), or 1.81%, is water.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c The Bridge Line - The Ticonderoga Branch of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, Retrieved Jun. 13, 2015.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ticonderoga (CDP), New York
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ticonderoga CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 8, 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Local Government Handbook" (PDF). New York State Department of State. 2008. pp. Page 77, Table 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  5. ^ "Adirondack History Center Museum". Adkhistorycenter.org. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  6. ^ "Ticonderoga (Village) Multiple Resource Area, NY, 1988, https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64000595_text

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