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Acra is in Greene County.

The community name derives from Greek for "extreme," possibly in reference to the community's altitude

The latitude of Acra is 42.310N. The longitude is -74.055W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.


During Prohibition, applejack was made here

Gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond used the area as a hideout. He was shot (but not killed) at the Aratoga Inn in nearby Cairo

Well-known residents have included:
· Jack "Legs" Diamond, gangster
· Thurlow Weed, journalist and politician

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Greene County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Acra political report.

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Acra, NY

Pros: It was a lovely area to visit ...

Cons: I think it is terrible how the residents throw all their trash and garbage (steel and just plain junk)into the ravines and drop offs in their backyards ...

This is a good place to drive thru

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