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The area was originally known as "Mallory's Bush", after the principal settlement, based on early settler Nathaniel Mallory, who arrived around 1797 from what is now called Mallorytown Landing in Front of Yonge, Ontario.

The town of Jay, named in honor of New York Governor John Jay, was formed in January 1798 from part of the town of Willsboro. Afterwards, part of Jay was used to form, in whole or part, the towns of Keene (1808), Elizabethtown and Wilmington (1821). In 1822, the town was increased by territory from the town of Chateaugay (now in Franklin County), and the town of Peru (now in Clinton County).

Lumber production and iron ore extraction were important to the early economy of the town.

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  • 1854 - Jay
    Jay, a post-township in the N. part of Essex co., New York. Population, 2688.

    Jay, a post-village in the above township, on the East branch of Au ...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - Jay
    JAY was separated from the original town of Wilisborough January 16th, 1798, and received its name from Governor John Jay. At first it embraced,...Read MORE...


  • Jay, New York, USA
    Upper Jay, N.Y.
    Wayside Inn, Adirondack Mts.
    D. E. Potter, Prop.
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  • 1895 - Jay
    Jay, a post-village of Essex co., N.Y., in Jay town ship, about 28 miles S.S.W. of Plattsburg. It has about 50 houses and several mills. The township ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Jay, a post-village of Essex co., N.Y., in Jay township (town), 28 miles SSW. of Plattsburg. The town is drained by the Ausable River and comprises...Read MORE...


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    M.E. Church
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    Wells Memorial Library
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Upper Jay, N.Y.
Wayside Inn, Adirondack Mts.
D. E. Potter, Prop.
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M.E. Church
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Jay, New York, USA
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Wells Memorial Library
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  • 1854 - Jay
    Jay, a post-township in the N. part of Essex co., New York. Population, 2688.

    Jay, a post-village in the above township, on the East branch of Au ... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - Jay
    JAY was separated from the original town of Wilisborough January 16th, 1798, and received its name from Governor John Jay. At first it embraced,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jay
    Jay, a post-village of Essex co., N.Y., in Jay town ship, about 28 miles S.S.W. of Plattsburg. It has about 50 houses and several mills. The township ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Jay, a post-village of Essex co., N.Y., in Jay township (town), 28 miles SSW. of Plattsburg. The town is drained by the Ausable River and comprises... Read MORE...

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