Schuyler County Court House
Watkins Glen, village, seat of Schuyler County, south central New York, at the southern end of Seneca Lake; incorporated 1842. It is a distribution point for agricultural products grown in the area, a salt-producing center, and a popular summer resort known for its scenic beauty and mineral springs.
Watkins Glen State Park
formerly called Morvalden Ells
Nearby is Watkins Glen State Park, containing Watkins Glen, a narrow gorge through which a stream falls about 215 m (about 700 ft) in a series of cascades, rapids, and pools.
falls in the gorge
The community, settled in the
late 18th century, was incorporated as Jefferson in 1842. In 1852 it was renamed
for Dr. Samuel Watkins, an early resident, who had laid out the village. Major
automobile races have been held here. Population 2,440 (1980); 2,207 (1990);
2,105 (1998 estimate).
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Watkins Glen as a racing community
the start and finish line
across the street from the Court House
all New York hotels
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