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Philmont is a village in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the northeast part of the town of Claverack on New York State Route 217.HistoryThe community was once known as "Factory Hill" due to the number of wool factories. The village was incorporated in 1891. It derives its name from George P. Philip, who built a 36acre reservoir to provide water for his mill. This in turn led to construction of a 56acre reservoir up the "mountain" in the Taconic Mountains to guarantee water to the mills, thus creating the factory hill.Past residents of noteOliver North, United States Marine Corps officer and Fox News contributorClaude Rossman, Major League Baseball player from 1904-1909GeographyPhilmont is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.18sqkm, of which 3.08sqkm is land and 0.10sqkm, or 3.16%, is water.The village is along Agawamuck Creek, which drops over its High Falls near the center of the village. The creek is a tributary of Claverack Creek, which flows about to the Hudson River.
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