Felts Mills, New York

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Felts Mills, New York
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Felts Mills
Coordinates: 44°1′18″N75°45′46″W / 44.02167°N 75.76278°W / 44.02167; -75.76278 Coordinates: 44°1′18″N75°45′46″W / 44.02167°N 75.76278°W / 44.02167; -75.76278
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
Town Rutland
Area
  Total0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
  Land0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
580 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total372
  Density1,132/sq mi (436.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13638
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-25571
GNIS feature ID0949970

Felts Mills is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Rutland of Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 372 at the 2010 census. [1] Felts Mills' original name was "Mid Road" because it is close to the halfway point between Watertown and Carthage.

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History

Felts Mills was sited on one of several natural falls on the Black River and first settled with the construction of a gristmill in about 1800. [2] An improved dam was erected in 1821, and a stone mill in the following year. In 1824, John Felts constructed the large sawmills that gave the town its name. In 1889, the Taggart Paper Company built a large paper mill on an island across the river, ruins of which are still visible today. [3]

Geography

The community is in the northeast corner of the town of Rutland, east of the center of Jefferson County. New York State Route 3 passes through the CDP, leading west 8 miles (13 km) to Watertown, the county seat, and east 10 miles (16 km) to Carthage.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Felts Mills CDP has an area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it recorded as land. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Felts Mills CDP, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-08-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Rafter, G. W., "Hydrology of the State of New York", New York State Education Dept, 1905