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Welcome to Fort Plain ...

The village of Fort Plain is primarily located in Herkimer County<1>. A portion of Fort Plain extends into Montgomery County.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Plain, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Plain: Ft. Plain

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Plain has a population of 2,232 people<3> (see below for details).

Fort Plain is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Fort Plain: (518)

Websites for Fort Plain ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Fort Plain, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Plain had an population of 2,232 people. This is a decrease of 3.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Plain had a population of 2,322 people. This makes Fort Plain the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Fort Plain represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 836th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,322 people, the population of Fort Plain increased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,288 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Plain.

Communities Also Named Fort Plain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Fort Plain: This one is located in Herkimer County and the other is located in Montgomery County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Plain.

Communities near Fort Plain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Plain.

  • Gloversville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Johnstown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Herkimer
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Little Falls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Cobleskill
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Mohawk
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Dolgeville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Saint Johnsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Johnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johnsville
    • Saint Johnsville is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,670 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johnsville <5>
  • Richfield Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield Springs
    • Richfield Springs is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,174 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield Springs <5>
  • Fultonville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fultonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fultonville
    • Fultonville is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fultonville <5>

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 Fort Plain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Plain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Plain. 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 Fort Plain.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Plain ...

Looking for more information about Fort Plain? 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 Fort Plain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Plain.

Adding Fort Plain to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fort Plain was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Plain on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Plain.

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

The official website for Herkimer County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Herkimer, 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 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 Fort Plain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Plain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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