Chazy, New York

Coordinates: 44°51′29″N 73°27′46″W / 44.8580956°N 73.4629136°W / 44.8580956; -73.4629136

Chazy, New York
—  Town  —
Chazy, New York is located in New York
Chazy, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°51′29″N 73°27′46″W / 44.85806°N 73.46278°W / 44.85806; -73.46278
Country United States
State New York
County Clinton
 - Type Town Council
 - Town Supervisor Staub G. Spiegel (D)
 - Town Council
 - Total 61.3 sq mi (158.7 km2)
 - Land 54.2 sq mi (140.3 km2)
 - Water 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 4,284
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12921
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-14113
GNIS feature ID 0978816

Chazy is a town in northeastern Clinton County, New York, in the United States. The population was 4,284 at the 2010 census. The closest city is Plattsburgh, 12 miles (19 km) to the south. Chazy is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) from Canada. The zip code is 12921 and it is in area code 518.



The region was explored by Samuel de Champlain in 1609. The town was first settled around 1763 by Jean Laframboise, who is also credited with introducing apple growing to the area. Chazy is named after a Lieutenant de Chézy, who was killed by the Iroquois.

Chazy was formed from the Town of Champlain in 1804; in 1853, part of the town was used to form the Town of Altona.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.3 square miles (159 km2), of which, 54.2 square miles (140 km2) of it is land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it (11.62%) is water.

The eastern part of the town, marked by Lake Champlain, is the border of Vermont. The Little Chazy River enters Lake Champlain north of Chazy Landing.

The Northway (Interstate 87) and US 9 are north-south highways through the town. NY 191 is an east-west highway entirely within the town. NY 22 is a north-south highway in the western part of Chazy.


The town gave its name to the mid-Ordovician Chazy Formation, the first true reef system, which was originally identified from limestone outcroppings in the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,181 people, 1,566 households, and 1,171 families residing in the town. The population density was 77.2 people per square mile (29.8/km²). There were 1,841 housing units at an average density of 34.0 per square mile (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.94% White, 0.31% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,566 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,504, and the median income for a family was $47,589. Males had a median income of $32,825 versus $28,542 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,125. About 8.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.


Chazy is home to Chazy Central Rural School, and to Miner Institute, which is affiliated with Cornell University. Miner Institute's campus is also home to William Miner's preserved One Room Schoolhouse.[2]

Chazy Central Rural School is a hub of recreation activities. Its four soccer fields host youth, men's and women's leagues. The boys' varsity soccer team has won five New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010). The girls' varsity soccer team won their first State Championship in 2007 and a second in 2010. The school's baseball and softball fields also host several youth leagues as well as a fireman's softball league. The school also has a large public playground and a pond. Chazy Central School is recognized as being the first rural central school to ever be established.[citation needed]

Chazy is the home of current Chazy Varsity Boys Soccer players Nathan "Mr. Cool" Reynolds and Jordan "The Great One" Barriere.


Chazy currently has two congregations, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic (Father Raymond Moreau) and Chazy Presbyterian Church (unknown pastor).


  • Chazy has a Recreation Park located on North Farm Road. This piece of land is home to four baseball/softball fields, one soccer field, a small playground, and two covered pavilions.
  • Scott's Memorial Rink, located on McAdam Road, is a hockey rink that was completed using a $75,000 grant funded by the NHLPA Goals and Dreams program. The Arena is home to the Chazy Youth Hockey Flyers. The Beekmantown Eagles high school hockey team also practices and occasionally hosts games at this venue. The arena is named in memory of Scott House and Scott Wolter, both whom played hockey for Chazy.
  • Lake Alice, small lake located adjacent to Miner Institute, is name after William Miner's wife.
  • Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection is an 1824 classic Colonial Revival house museum with period furnishings.


  • Chazy Orchards - They claim to be the World's Largest McIntosh Apple Orchard.
  • Chazy Homestead
  • Creamies - Ice Cream.
  • Giroux's Poultry - has over 1,300,000 white chickens. They have both brown and white chickens.
  • Hairstyles Unlimited and Tanning - Haircuts and tanning.
  • Dog's Best Friend - Pet Grooming.
  • Latremore's Insurance
  • New World Archive - PO Box
  • Plattsburgh Internal Medicine - Went out of business, was run by Dr. Jay K. Bhasin
  • Riley Ford - Chazy's only commercial car dealership.
  • Riverside Insurance
  • Sample's Lawn and Garden
  • Stewart's - The only place to buy gasoline in town.
  • TD Banknorth - Chazy's only bank.
  • The Weathercock aka "The Bird" or "The Lodge"
  • Capco
  • Dull-Sharp Precision Sharpening on Fiske Road
  • Duprey's Feed & Supplies
  • The Station Cafe and Gifts

Communities and locations in the town of Chazy

  • Chazy – The hamlet of Chazy is located on US-9 at the intersection of NY-191, east of the interstate.
  • Chazy Landing – A hamlet on the shore of Lake Champlain south of the Little Chazy River.
  • Dunn Bay – A bay of Lake Champlain north of Minnesota Point.
  • Ingraham – A hamlet on the south town line on US-9.
  • Long Point – A location on the shore of Lake Champlain in the northeast corner of Chazy.
  • Minnesota Point – A location on the shore of Lake Champlain.
  • Sciota – A hamlet in the western part of the town on NY-191.
  • Trombly Bay – A bay of Lake Champlain south of Chazy Landing.
  • West Chazy – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town on NY-22.
  • Monty Bay – A bay of Lake Champlain south of Dunn Bay south of Minnesota Point.
  • Wool Point – A location on the shore of Lake Champlain north of Dunn Bay.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ William Miner's preserved One Room Schoolhouse

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