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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Dannemora is approximately 3936 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 484 (1990), 452 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dannemora is 3.125 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dannemora to Washington DC is 439 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 141 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dannemora is positioned 44.72 degrees north of the equator and 73.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Dannemore was named after a town in East-Central Sweden which has same type of iron ore. Additional info and photos can be seen at an extensive exhibit at the Dannemora library.

In Dannemora, the first permanent settlers arrived in 1836 when Phineas and Lydia Hooker spent the night in a shanty or lean-to probably erected by hunters. According to records they set up a boarding house for miners. (from "A centennial History of St. Joseph's Church" by Terrance Gilroy and Erma Brousseau, 1983.)
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The settling of Dannemora



Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora is the largest (and third-oldest, after Sing-Sing and Attica) prison in New York State.
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