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Alplaus, New York
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Alplaus is in the southeast corner of the town of Glenville.
Census data for the ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) associated with Alplaus for the 2000 census had a total population of 431 people in 175 households.
Alplaus has a Residents Association (ARA) which helps coordinate activities within the hamlet and manage relationships with town, county, and state government.
Since Alplaus is not an incorporated area, its borders are not specific. Some consider the ZIP Code 12008 to define Alplaus, while others may say it is the Alplaus volunteer fire department (officially known as Glenville Fire District #2).
Alplaus is located at Mohawk River.. It has an elevation of approximately 210 feet (64 m) at the
Rexford, a hamlet in the town of Clifton Park in Saratoga County, borders Alplaus to the east. The Mohawk River borders on the south. Generally, the Glenridge and Schenectady Country Airport represents the western border.
The major natural feature of the hamlet is the Alplaus Kill (creek), which is a tributary to the Mohawk River.
From 1902 to 1941, the "longest trolley bridge in the world" crossed the Mohawk River at Alplaus. The trolley brought visitors from Schenectady to the fairgrounds in Rexford.
The Alplaus United Methodist Church  was organized in 1914.
The Alplaus fire department was founded in 1930.
Kurt Vonnegut lived in Alplaus when he worked for General Electric in Schenectady, in the late 1940s. He was a member of the Alplaus Volunteer Fire Department. His recollections of the fire department's extra-loud siren can be found in his novel, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. 
Alplaus, a Brief History. This pamphlet was written and distributed on the occasion of the USA Bicentennial and the first annual Fourth of July parade and celebration in Alplaus.
In Spanish: Alplaus para niños
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