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Welcome to Watkins Glen ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Watkins Glen, you might consider that their post office opened in 1926.
A typical abbreviation for Watkins Glen: Watkins Gln.
See our Genealogy Helper Page for Watkins Glen for more information about variations on the name of Watkins Glen.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Watkins Glen has a population of 1,872 people<2> (see below for details).
Watkins Glen is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Watkins Glen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Watkins Glen: (607)
The ZIP code for Watkins Glen: 14891<4>
The village of Watkins Glen was previously named Watkins. Before Watkins, it was named Jefferson. Going back to its beginning, The community of Watkins Glen was originally named Salubria<5>. For more information about the names of Watkins Glen, see The Names of Watkins Glen on our Genealogy Page.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watkins Glen had an population of 1,872 people. This is an increase of 0.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.89% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Watkins Glen had a population of 1,859 people (or 10.13% of the total population of Schuyler County). This makes Watkins Glen the county's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,859 people, the population of Watkins Glen decreased 13.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,149 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Watkins Glen.
Communities Also Named Watkins Glen ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Watkins Glen - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky and Maryland.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Watkins Glen.
Communities near Watkins Glen ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watkins Glen.
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 Watkins Glen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watkins Glen.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watkins Glen. 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 Watkins Glen.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watkins Glen. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Watkins Glen.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watkins Glen ...
Looking for more information about Watkins Glen? 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 Watkins Glen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Watkins Glen.
Adding Watkins Glen to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Watkins Glen on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Watkins Glen.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watkins Glen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Schuyler County: www.lightlink.com/schco/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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