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Elizabethtown, New York
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Location in Essex County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Essex
Town Elizabethtown
Village incorporated 1876
Village dissolved 1981
 • Total 3.31 sq mi (8.58 km2)
 • Land 3.31 sq mi (8.57 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
560 ft (170 m)
 • Total 754
 • Density 228/sq mi (88.0/km2)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 518

Elizabethtown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Elizabethtown in Essex County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 754 at the 2010 census, out of a total town population of 1,163.

Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County and the location of the town government. The name is taken from that of Elizabeth Gilliland, the wife of an early settler and investor, William Gilliland.


The community was developed by settlers moving deeper into the town from the first settlement in New Russia. Elizabethtown became the county seat in 1807. Due to the focus on government, the law profession was a prominent occupation after the middle of the 19th century. Elizabethtown incorporated as a village in 1876, but the village government dissolved itself in 1981.


Elizabethtown is in the northern part of the town, located at the junction of US Route 9 and NY 9N. The Boquet River (pronounced BO-kwet) flows past the east side of the hamlet.

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