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Wilna (T)

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Wilna is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 6,235 at the 2000 census. It was established in 1813 and is in the eastern corner of the county. The town of Wilma was established in 1813 from part of the town of Le Ray and part of the Lewis County town of Leyden. The origin of the name of the town is obscure, although it is alleged to be named after the German spelling of Vilnius, in commemoration of the French occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania in 1812.
According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 206.0 square kilometers. 204.4 square kilometers of it is land and 1.6 square kilometers of it is water. Part of the town has been absorbed into the Fort Drum Military Reservation. The Black River flows along the south part of the town.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.1 percent under the age of 18, 8.2 percent from 18 to 24, 29.1 percent from 25 to 44, 21.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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