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New York State has a State Muffin - the Apple Muffin! It was created through the efforts of the children at Bear Road Elementary School in North Syracuse. They asked the Governor to sign a bill designating the muffin as the official state muffin.
The first railroad in America ran between Albany and Schenectady, a distance of 11 miles.
The famous symbol of "Uncle Sam" came from New York. He was a meatpacker from Troy, New York. When he stamped his meat "U.S. Beef" during the War of 1812, the soldiers thought it meant Uncle Sam. Later, his caricature became a symbol for our country. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, New York
State Song of New York:
Here are the words to the official State Song:
I LOVE NEW YORK (repeat
There isn't another like it.
No matter where you go.
And nobody can compare it.
It's win and place and show.
New York is special.
New York is diff'rent' cause there's no place else
on earth quite like New York and that's why
I LOVE NEW YORK.
(repeat three times)
An area in Madison County, about 12 miles south of Oneida and 26 miles southwest of Utica, has the distinction of being the exact geographic center of the state.
Four mountain ranges are
found in New York - the Adirondack, the Catskill, the Shawangunk and
Highest Mountain: Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet above sea level, located in Essex County in the Adirondacks.
New York has 6,713 natural ponds, lakes and reservoirs of one acre or more. The largest lake entirely within the state is Oneida Lake. Other major lakes are the Finger Lakes. Lake George, Lake Placid, Otsego Lake and Lake Champlain (107 miles long!). The highest lake in the state is Lake Tear of the Clouds in Essex County at 4,320 above sea level. It is also considered to be the source of the Hudson River. There are 10 natural fresh-water lakes over 10 square miles. Lake Champlain covers 490 square miles and has islands that encompass about 55 square miles of land. The Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, are partly in New York. The surface area for the US portion of Lake Erie is 5,002 square miles. The area for Lake Ontario is 3,033 square miles.
There are 70,000 miles
of river in New York! The Hudson River is 306 miles long with its
source in Essex County. The New York State Barge Canal System has 800
miles of waterways making it the longest internal waterway system in
the USA. The Niagara River sends 40 million gallons of water over
Niagara Falls each minute.
Highest Waterfall: Taughannock at 215 feet
Bordering New York state
Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, both are connected to one another by the Niagara River, and Lake Champlain.
Canadian provinces Ontario and Quebec
States of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
The Atlantic Ocean
Rhode Island shares a water border with the state
Latitude - 40°29'40"N
Longitude - 71°47'25"W to 79°45'54"W
New York is in the Eastern Time Zone
Highest point Mount Marcy 5,344 feet above sea level
Lowest point 0 feet above sea level
Total area - 54,520 square miles
Total land area -
Total water area -
Width - 285 miles
Length - 330 miles
The first constitution of New York was accepted on 20 April 1777, twelve years before the US Constitution was adopted. New York was also the site of the nation's first capital. The first president, George Washington, was inaugurated in New York on 30 April 1789.
New York State has 62 counties, 62 cities, 553 villages and 932 towns.
1790 - 340,120
1800 - 589,051
1850 - 3,097,394
1900 - 7,268,894
1910 - 9,113,614
1920 - 10,385,227
1930 - 12,588,066
1940 - 13,479,142
1950 - 14,830,192
1960 - 16,782,304
1970 - 18,236-967
1980 - 17,558,072
1990 - 17,990,455
2000 - 18,976,457
2005 - 19,254,630 (estimate)
2000 - 401.92 persons per square mile
York GenWeb Project page
US GenNet page for New York
York in the Civil War
Governors of New York
& Death certificates in New York State
This page tells you where to write and how to do it when you need copies of certificates.
The Political Graveyard for New Yoirk
New York history page
to New York Chambers
Chamber Alliance of New York State
York State Labor Website
information on jobs, career resources, unemployment insurance and much more.
New York State Assembly
Find school information, test scores, school report cards and more at this site.
Ellis Island Home Page
New York State Museum
Niagara Falls State Park
The Empire State Building
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This page was last updated on 20 September 2006 at 10:16 am
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