Tupper Lake (town), New York

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Tupper Lake, New York
Tupper Lake is located in New York
Tupper Lake
Tupper Lake
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°09′45″N 74°28′31″W / 44.16250°N 74.47528°W / 44.16250; -74.47528Coordinates: 44°09′45″N 74°28′31″W / 44.16250°N 74.47528°W / 44.16250; -74.47528
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyFranklin
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorPatricia Littlefield (R)
 • Town AdministratorLaurie Fuller (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total130.10 sq mi (336.97 km2)
 • Land117.35 sq mi (303.93 km2)
 • Water12.75 sq mi (33.03 km2)
Elevation
1,696 ft (516 m)
Population
 • Total5,971
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,825
 • Density49.64/sq mi (19.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12986
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-033-75676
GNIS feature ID978671
Websitewww.tupperlakeny.gov

Tupper Lake is a town in Franklin County, New York. In 2010, 5,971 people lived in the town.[2]

The settlement began around 1844. The village was settled during the town's lumber production period and grew after it gained railroad service. The early village was composed of two parts, Tupper Lake proper and Faust. The town for a time held the distinction as the top lumber producer in the state.[source?]

The great fire of 1899 burned more than 169 structures in the village, two-thirds of them being homes. The modern village grew out of this destruction and added all the amenities of a modern community earlier than many other villages in the state. Tupper had its own department store and synagogue, and its sprawling railway yards, driven by the lumber trade, made it a hub for the surrounding Adirondack communities.[source?]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Tupper Lake town, Franklin County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2016.