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Fort Ann (T)

Fort Ann is a town in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the town was 6,417 as of the 2000 census. The name is derived indirectly from Queen Anne. The town of Fort Ann contains a village, also called Fort Ann.
The fort named Fort Anne was constructed in 1757 at the site where the 1777 Battle of Fort Anne occurred during the Saratoga Campaign. The town was organized as Westfield in 1784, but was renamed Fort Ann without the e in 1808. The town lies partially within the Adirondack Park. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 287.0 square kilometers and about 283.5 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 3.4 square kilometers is occupied by water.
Fort Ann is one of those historic towns of Washington County whose soil was the theatre of human strife when the Old French War disturbed this region, and again when Burgoyne's devastating invasion swept from Whitehall to Fort Edward. The history of all the military operations, which occurred in this tract, have already been chronicled in the general history of the county, in our earlier pages, and here we trace the civil growth of the community. This town derives its name from the old fort built here in the early days and named after Queen Anne, the then reigning sovereign of England. 
Fort Ann lies on the west side of the county, toward the northern part, and is the largest town in the county, containing 56,386 acres. It is bounded on the north by Dresden, Whitehall and Lake George on the east by Dresden, Whitehall and Granville on the south by Hartford and Kingsbury, and on the west by Warren County and Lake George.
In the town the population was spread out with 15.3 percent under the age of 18, 18.7 percent from 18 to 24, 39.3 percent from 25 to 44, 19.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 6.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 251.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 292.8 males. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place.

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