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Welcome to Philmont ...

The village of Philmont is located in Columbia County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Philmont, 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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philmont has a population of 1,262 people<2> (see below for details).

Philmont is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Philmont: 12565<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philmont had an population of 1,262 people. This is a decrease of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philmont had a population of 1,379 people. This makes Philmont the county's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,379 people, the population of Philmont decreased 6.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,480 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Philmont.

Communities Also Named Philmont ...

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

Communities near Philmont ...

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

  • Great Barrington
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Barrington
    • Great Barrington is located in Berkshire County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,976 people
  • Hudson
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Catskill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Catskill is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,815 people
  • Saugerties
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Ravena
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Sheffield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
    • Sheffield is located in Berkshire County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,112 people
  • Coxsackie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Stockbridge
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockbridge
    • Stockbridge is located in Berkshire County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
  • Valatie
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Chatham
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham is located in Columbia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,623 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham <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 Philmont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Philmont.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philmont ...

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

Adding Philmont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Philmont 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 Philmont was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Philmont.

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

The official website for Columbia 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 Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Philmont.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Philmont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Philmont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.


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