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Tupper Lake is a village in Franklin County, New York. The population was 3,667 at the 2010 census. The village takes its name from a nearby lake, which, in turn, is the name of a surveyor (Ansel Norton Tupper) who drowned there while fishing.The Village of Tupper Lake is in the Town of Tupper Lake. The town and the village are in the southwest part of the county.Tupper Lake is home to the The Wild Center, a 54000sqft natural history center on a 31acre campus.HistorySettlement began around 1844. The village was settled during the town's lumber production period and grew after it gained railroad service. The early village was composed of two parts, Tupper Lake proper and Faust. The town for a time held the distinction as the top lumber producer in New York State.The great fire of 1899 burned more than 169 structures in the village, two-thirds of them homes. The modern village grew out of this destruction and added all the amenities of a modern community earlier than many other villages in the state. Tupper had its own department store and synagogue, and its sprawling railway yards, driven by the lumber trade, made it a hub for the surrounding Adirondack communities.GeographyTupper Lake is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.New York State Route 3 and New York State Route 30 intersect at the village.The Raquette River flows past the south side of the village.
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