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The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Deferiet is approximately 293 (1990), 294 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 118 (1990), 126 (2010).
The amount of land area in Deferiet is 1.84 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.094 sq kilometers.
The distance from Deferiet to Washington DC is 361 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 137 miles. (as the crow flies)
Deferiet is positioned 44.03 degrees north of the equator and 75.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

This village was named after Madam Deferiet (from France). Most of the first residents however, were immigrants directly from Italy and Poland. The land and village were developed by a group of men from Watertown, New York who designed a village centered around a paper mill. This was the very first St. Regis Paper Mill, which was so successful that the company had locations all over the world.

The village is a man-made island, constructed with a canal connecting from and to the Black river. The canal was constructed by a dam which would direct water to the canal and paper mill which has a second dam with hydro electric (water powered) generators that turned the rushing water into electricity. At the start-up of construction, two apartment buildings were built at separate ends of the village. One was inhabited by Italian families and the other primarily Polish. This village has a very unique history and is a very special place.
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