Elizabethtown (CDP), New York
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Elizabethtown is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Elizabethtown in Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 census. Many locals in the town, as well as those who surround the area call Elizabethtown "E-Town".
Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County and the location of the town government. The name is from 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.
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