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Gouverneur, New York, USA

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Where is Gouverneur, New York, USA? 

Gouverneur is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The town is named after statesman and landowner Gouverneur Morris.

The Town of Gouverneur contains a village named Gouverneur. The town is near the southwest border of St. Lawrence County and is southwest of Canton, the county seat.

The region was first settled around 1805.

The Town of Gouverneur was formed in 1810 from part of the Town of Oswegatchie (previously an area called "Town of Cambrai").

In 1850, the community of Gouverneur set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.

The town economy was based in part on mining marble, talc, and zinc.Wikipedia


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Gouverneur, New York, USA - Main Street, looking West, Gouverneur, N.Y.
Gouverneur, New York, USA

Main Street, looking West, Gouverneur, N.Y.

Gouverneur, New York, USA - Main Street
Gouverneur, New York, USA

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1859
GOUVERNEUR, a township in St. Lawrence co., in the state of New York, 181 m. NW of Albany. Pop....Read MORE...

News  February 7, 1861 - The temperature at Gouverneur, NY, bottomed out at -40 degrees, a drop of 70 degrees in one day. Two days later the mercury hit 55 degrees.

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February 7, 1861
News  1884 - TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION.
SIX MEN KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED NEAR GOUVERNEUR, N. Y.

GOUVERNEUR, N. Y., May 3. - At 11:30...Read MORE...

1894 - Gouverneur
The Town of Gouverneur - Organized in 1810.

THIS town was erected by an act of the Legislature...Read MORE...

News  1909 - BRAKEMAN KILLED IN A SMASHUP ON R. W. & O. DIVISION.
ARTHUR SMITH MEETS DEATH AND FIREMAN EDWARD BEALS IS PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED AS RESULT OF ACCIDENT ...Read MORE...

1916
Gouverneur, a banking post-village of St. Lawrence co., N.Y., in Gouverneur township (town), on the ...Read MORE...

News  1930 - October 18 - A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Gouverneur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo.

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October 18, 1930

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flag  Helen Stiles DEGROAT (2 December 1900, Gouverneur, New York, USA - 7 November 1988, Seattle, Washington, USA) gravestone
 

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