Waverly, Franklin County, New York

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Waverly, Franklin County,
New York
Town

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Hamlet of St. Regis Falls within Waverly
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Waverly
Coordinates: 44°35′32″N74°31′20″W / 44.59222°N 74.52222°W / 44.59222; -74.52222
Country United States
State New York
County Franklin
Government
  Type Town Council
   Town Supervisor Chad E. Rivers (R)
   Town Council
Area
  Total 126.4 sq mi (327.4 km2)
  Land 125.1 sq mi (324.0 km2)
  Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Elevation 1,429 ft (436 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,022
  Density 8/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
FIPS code 36-033-78795
GNIS feature ID 979608

Waverly is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 1,022 at the 2010 census. [1] The town is on the west border of the county, southwest of Malone.

Franklin County, New York County in the United States

Franklin County is a county in the northern part of the U.S. state of New York. It borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 51,599. Its county seat is Malone. The county is named in honor of United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

Malone, New York Town in New York, United States

Malone is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village also named Malone, which is the county seat. The town is an interior town located in the north-central part of the county.

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History

The town of Waverly was formed in 1880 from part of the town of Dickinson. Half its area was lost to the town of Altamont (the present-day town of Tupper Lake) in 1890. The St. Regis Falls area was a major lumber producer, and the Northern Adirondack Railroad was built from Moira, connecting the area to the Ogdensburgh and Lake Champlain Railroad.

Dickinson, Franklin County, New York Town in New York, United States

Dickinson is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 823 at the 2010 census. The town was named after an individual in New Jersey by an early landowner from that state.

Tupper Lake (town), New York Town in New York, United States

Tupper Lake is a town in the southwest corner of Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 5,971 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village called Tupper Lake. Until July 2004, the town was known as "Altamont", not to be confused with the village of Altamont in Albany County.

Moira, New York Town in New York, United States

Moira is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 2,934 at the 2010 census. Moira is located on the western border of Franklin County and is west of Malone. The town was named for the Earl of Moira. The correct pronunciation of Moira is moʊ-aɪ-rʌ.

The Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. [2]

Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station

The Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Azure Mountain at Waverly in Franklin County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 40-foot-tall (12 m), steel-frame lookout tower erected in 1918, a jeep trail now used as a hiking trail, which extends from the base of the mountain to two former observers' cabins, and a foot trail from the cabins to the summit. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation to provide a front line of defense in preserving the Adirondack Forest Preserve from the hazards of forest fires.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 126.4 square miles (327.4 km2), of which 125.1 square miles (324.0 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), or 1.02%, is water. [1]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

The west town line is the border of St. Lawrence County. The town is within the Adirondack Park. The St. Regis River flows through the north part of the town, past the hamlet of St. Regis Falls, the largest settlement in the town.

St. Lawrence County, New York County in the United States

St. Lawrence County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 111,944. The county seat is Canton. The county is named for the Saint Lawrence River, which in turn was named for the Christian saint Lawrence of Rome, on whose Feast day the river was discovered by French explorer Jacques Cartier.

Adirondack Park part of forest preserve in northeastern USA

The Adirondack Park is a part of New York's Forest Preserve in northeastern New York, United States. The park's boundary corresponds with the Adirondack Mountains. Established in 1885, it was the first state preserve of its type in the nation. Unlike most preserves, about 52 percent of the land is privately owned inholdings heavily regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency. This area contains 102 towns and villages, as well as numerous farms, businesses, and an active timber harvesting industry. The year-round population is 132,000, with 200,000 seasonal residents. The inclusion of human communities makes the park one of the great experiments in conservation in the industrialized world. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

St. Regis River river in the United States of America

The St. Regis River is an 86-mile-long (138 km) river in northern New York in the United States. It flows into the Saint Lawrence River at the hamlet of Saint Regis in the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. The Saint Regis River basin includes Upper and Lower St. Regis Lakes, and Saint Regis Pond in the Saint Regis Canoe Area.

New York State Route 458 is an east-west highway through the north part of the town.

New York State Route 458 highway in New York

New York State Route 458 (NY 458) is a state highway in the North Country of New York in the United States. It extends for 24.42 miles (39.30 km) from an intersection with NY 11B in the St. Lawrence County town of Hopkinton to a junction with NY 30 in the Franklin County town of Brighton. The route follows a generally northwest–southeast alignment between the two points, serving only small hamlets as it crosses an otherwise rural area of the North Country. NY 458 was assigned c. 1973 to the former routing of NY 72 east of the Hopkinton hamlet of Nicholville. Prior to being signed as part of NY 72 in 1930, it was designated as part of NY 56 in the 1920s.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,270
1900 1,615−28.9%
1910 2,17034.4%
1920 1,695−21.9%
1930 1,337−21.1%
1940 1,017−23.9%
1950 979−3.7%
1960 1,0507.3%
1970 1,022−2.7%
1980 1,1108.6%
1990 1,068−3.8%
2000 1,1184.7%
2010 1,022−8.6%
Est. 201650,409 [3] 4,832.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,118 people, 449 households, and 294 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.9 people per square mile (3.4/km²). There were 854 housing units at an average density of 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.19% White, 0.27% Native American, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 449 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,591, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,023. About 12.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Waverly

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St. Regis River at St. Regis Falls
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Azure Mountain, Waverly

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