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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Ticonderoga is approximately 5,500 (1997), 3382 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,156 (1990), 1391 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ticonderoga is 3.497 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.09 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ticonderoga to Washington DC is 393 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ticonderoga is positioned 43.84 degrees north of the equator and 73.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ticonderoga elevation is 95 to 2,248 feet above sea level.
Ticonderoga average temperature is (January) 19, (July) 70 degrees F.


in northeastern New York State, 100 miles north of Albany, and 130 miles south of Montreal, Quebec. Nearby communities include: Lake George Village, Albany, Montreal, Burlington, Lake Placid, Saratoga, and Burlington.
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History & History Related Items

The name is from the Iroquois, cheonderoga which means "between two waters," or "where the waters meet." It was an Indian portage early on. Later, it was an important area in the mid-1700's during the French and Indian War. The original Fort was called Fort Carillon in 1755. It was renamed Ticonderoga after its capture by the British. It was taken in the Revolutionary War on 10 May 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys. It was later re-taken in 1777 by the British and then abandoned. The fort began restoration in the early 1900's and is now a tourist attraction with a museum.

history page for Fort Ticonderoga.
Two major military forts have historical impact on the area, Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point. Another major influence on the area has been because of the large deposits of graphite, which was formerly used in pencils. The Dixon Ticonderoga Company took its name from this area.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is located in the John Hancock House on Moses Circle in Ticonderoga. This replica of John Hancock's original Boston home was built in 1925 as the Headquarters house of the New York State Historical Association by Horace Augustus Moses who was founder of Junior Achievement, CEO of Strathmore Paper and native of Ticonderoga. The Hancock House is a center for historical and genealogical research as well as a repository for manuscripts and artifacts dealing with the Ticonderoga and Champlain Valley area. Open year round, Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 PM, the public is invited to visit and learn about Ticonderoga and US history. Admission is free, donations are accepted.
518-585-7868 (voice)
518-585-6367 (fax)
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The area is well known for its good fishing. There are many water sports available with Lake Champlain nearby. The Lake Champlain Bikeway offers great opportunities for biking

Fort Ticonderoga
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Phone: (518) 585-2821

Lake Champlain
This is the sixth largest lake in the country. Through the New York State canal system, it is connected to New York City and western New York. It is also connected to Montreal through the Richelieu River. The lake is 121 miles long and 12 miles wide with 585 miles of shoreline. It is 400 feet deep in some areas. Many water-related activities are available year-round, including, sailing, fishing, swimming, wind surfing, hiking, boating and much more.

Lake George
This lake is 32 miles long and about three miles wide. It has a maximum depth of about 190 feet. It is well known for its bass fishing with many tournaments held here during the year.
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Economy & Industry

The largest employer is the International Paper Company. This company has been here since 1882.
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Ticonderoga City Government

The Town of Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga City Clerk
324 Champlain Avenue
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Phone: (518) 585-6677

Ticonderoga has a municipal airport with a 4,000 foot runway which is 60 feet long. Lights turned on by microphone (5 clicks on 122,8 MHz). Larger Burlington International Airport is within 50 miles of Ticonderoga.

Ticonderoga Chamber

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Phone: (518) 585-6619
FAX: (518) 585-9184

Ticonderoga Organizations

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Phone: (518) 585-6619
FAX: (518) 585-9184

Ticonderoga Libraries

Ticonderoga Memorial Library
195 Montcalm St. E.
Ticonderoga, NY 12883-1300
Phone: 518 585-7380

Ticonderoga Schools

Ticonderoga Senior High School
5 Calkins Place
Ticonderoga, NY 12883-1510
Phone: 518 585-6661

Ticonderoga Central School District
351 Amherst Ave.
Ticonderoga, NY 12883-1430
Phone: (518) 585-7422

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