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Madrid, New York

Summary
Madrid ('mædrɪd ) is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York. The population was 1,735 at the time of the 2010 census. The town is named after the capital of Spain. Madrid is in the northern part of the county, north of Canton. Madrid-Waddington Central School serves the town of Madrid, but outside the population center. History Madrid was first settled around 1801. The town was one of the four original towns created along with the county in 1802. It was formed from the town of Lisbon. The south part of Madrid was lost to form the town of Potsdam in 1806. The town gave up territory for the new town of Waddington in 1859. During the War of 1812, Madrid, due to its proximity to Canada, developed a town militia, the "South Madrid Militia". After a more diverse economy, including mining and logging, the primary industry became farming, and the commercial presence is solely to support the residents. The First Congregational Church of Madrid was listed on the National Registe
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