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Chateaugay, New York, USA - High School

Within the town is a village also named Chateaugay.

The first settlement took place in 1796.

The town was formed in 1799 before Franklin County was established, from parts of the towns of Champlain and Plattsburgh.


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1799 - The town (Chateauguay) was formed in 1799 from parts of the Towns of Champlain and Plattsburgh.
1805 - The Town of Malone was set off from Chateaugay in 1805.
1854 - Chateauguay
Chateauguay, a post- township of Franklin county. New York, 12 miles N. E. from Malone, is drained by the river of same name, and crossed by the Northern railroad. Population, 8728.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
From the Franklin County Republican.
Between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, Monday morning last, a fearful tornado passed over the towns of Constable, Burke, and Chateaugay, in this county, and extending into Clinton county, doing an incalculable amount of damage, sweeping down forests, scattering fences, destroying all manner of buildings and other property, and leaving nothing but desolation in its track.

From this point it swept with fearful rapidity and force, making a path through the forests and over the fields in nearly a direct course to Burke and Chateaugay - leveling trees of every size and buildings as it went.

JEREMIAH ATHOMAS, in the employ of MR. M., was killed at this place.
From the west line of Burke to and including the hotel of S. D. ROBERTS, at Chateaugay Corners, 185 buildings, either unroofed, blown down or moved from their foundations, can be counted as you ride along the road. This does not include those partially injured, by the loss of a few shingles... Read MORE...

1895 - Chateaugay
Chateaugay, shat-o-gā’, a post-village of Franklin Co., N.Y., is on the Chateaugay River, in a township of the same name, and on the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, 12 miles E.N.E. of Malone, and 45 miles W. of Rouse's Point. It has 5 churches. Pop. about 500; of the township, 2727. The township has 5 butter-factories, 5 starch factories, and a cheese-factory.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Chnteaugay, shat-o-ga', a banking post-village of Franklin CO., N.Y., is on the Chateaugay River, in a town ship (town) of the same name, and on the Rutland R., 45 miles W. of Rouse Point. Pop. in 1900, 973 ; of the town, 2723. The town has butter-, starch- and cheese-factories.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
1918 - Chateaugay
Chateaugay was erected as a town in Clinton county from Plattsburgh and Champlain March 15, 1799, and at first included only four townships of the old Military Tract. The name was spelled "Chateuaga" in the act of incorporation. Tn 1801 the boundaries were extended by act of the Legislature to include all of the territory now comprising Constable, Fort Covington and Bombay and the northern parts of Malone, Bangor and Moira. In 1802 another change was made, by which the town came to include all of what now comprises Franklin county with the exception of the small tract annexed from St. Lawrence in 1913, and including also the town of St. Armand in Essex county. In 1805 the erection of Hanson (now Malone) left Chateaugay to include only what is now itself, two townships in Clinton county, and Burke, Bellmont, Franklin and St. Armand. In 1808 the townships in Clinton county were detached; in 1822 St. Armand was set off from Franklin county and annexed to Essex; and by the erection of... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Chateaugay:
Chateaugay Lakes: Explore the natural beauty of the area by visiting Chateaugay Lakes. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or simply take a peaceful stroll along the shore.

Ellenburg Depot Depot Town Park: A local park where you can have a picnic, play some sports, or enjoy a relaxing day outdoors. It's a great spot for families.

Chateaugay Railroad Depot Museum: Learn about the local history by visiting the Chateaugay Railroad Depot Museum. It may offer insights into the town's past and the role of the railroad in its development.

Outdoor Activities: Chateaugay and the surrounding area are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Consider hiking, biking, or snowmobiling in the nearby trails, depending on the season.

Chateaugay Chasm: Explore the scenic beauty of Chateaugay Chasm, a natural gorge with waterfalls and rock formations. It's a peaceful place for nature lovers.

Chateaugay Fish Hatchery: If you're interested in wildlife and conservation, visit the local fish hatchery. It could be ... Read MORE...

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