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Welcome to Black River ...

The village of Black River is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Black River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Black River: Black Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Black River has a population of 1,241 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Black River.

Black River is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Black River lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Black River is within the boundaries of the (315) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Black River had an population of 1,241 people. This is a decrease of 7.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black River had a population of 1,348 people. This makes Black River the county's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,348 people, the population of Black River increased 4.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,285 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black River.

Adding Black River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Black River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Black River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Black River on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Black River on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Black River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Black River - they are located in Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, New Brunswick (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (3), Ontario, Washington and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Black River.

Communities near Black River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Black River.

  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,838 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watertown<6>
  • Le Ray [Jefferson County]
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    • Le Ray [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Ray
  • Brownville [Jefferson County]
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    • Brownville [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownville
  • Wilna [Jefferson County]
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    • Wilna [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,846 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilna
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Adams [Jefferson County]
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      • Adams [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Lowville [Lewis County]
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      • Lowville [Lewis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowville
    • Clayton [Jefferson County]
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      • Clayton [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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      • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Champion [Jefferson County]
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      • Champion [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
    • Carthage [Jefferson County]
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      • Carthage [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Black River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Black River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Black River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black River. See our Newspapers Page for Black River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black River ...

Looking for more information about Black River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Black River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Black River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Jefferson County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0092, Longitude: -75.7964       In this case, the coordinates for Black River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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