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Wevertown
Hamlet
Location of Johnsburg in Warren County
Location of Johnsburg in Warren County
Country United States
State New York
County Warren
Elevation
1,066 ft (325 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
12886
Area code(s) 518
North Creek U.S. Geological Survey Map

Wevertown, New York, is a hamlet in the Adirondack Mountains/Adirondack Park. It is in the town of Johnsburg in the northwest corner of Warren County, New York, U.S., and is in the Glens Falls metropolitan area.

Geography

The hamlet is northeast of Johnsburg hamlet on Route 8, about 8 miles east of North Creek. The latitude of Wevertown is 43.633N. The longitude is -73.941W. Elevation is 1,066 feet. Wevertown appears on the North Creek United States Geological Survey (USGS) Map. Wevertown is part of the Upper Hudson Watershed—02020001. Nearby mountains include: Gore Mountain, McGann Mountain, Gage Mountain, Pine Mountain, Eleventh Mountain,and Pete Gay Mountain, Ethan Mountain, Henderson Mountain. Nearby lakes include Friends Lake and Loon Lake.

History

Wevertown was founded by John Wever (1782-1870) and wife Mercy Barney Wever (1784-1865) who operated a sawmill. Wevertown was originally a tannery that opened in 1833, and called at times Nobles Corners. The first postmaster was appointed before 1850.

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