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Tahawus is in Essex County.
The community name derives from Indian for "he splits the sky," believed to be a reference to Mount Marcy
The latitude of Tahawus is 44.050N. The longitude is -74.051W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,765 feet.
The local economy rebounded when titanium became an important ingredient in paints and other products
The National Lead Company moved the entire village to Newcomb in 1963 so that it could expand its mining operations. The mine closed in 1990
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Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tahawus political report.
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