Deposit is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the town's population was 1,712.
The town of Deposit is on the western border of the county. It contains avillage also named Deposit, the western portion of which is located in the adjacent town of Sanford in Broome County.
The town name was derived from the deposits of logs made by lumbermen,prior to forming rafts to float down the river usually to Philadelphia. The Town of Deposit was organized in 1880. In the 1890s, Deposit was a center of publishing with the relocating of the Outing Publishing Company in the town (from New York). Several magazines, including The Bohemian Magazine were published and printed from Deposit. The Outing Publishing Company went out of business a few years after the failure of the Knapp Bros. Bank in 1909. Charles J. Knapp was President of Outing and on the board of Knapp Brothers which was run by his nephew Charles P. Knapp.
Geography and Education
The west town line is the border of Broome County. The village is located at the confluence of Oquaga Creek and the West Branch of the Delaware River. The Southern Tier Expressway (N.Y 17) follows the west town line.
The south end of New York State Route 8 is near the Village of Deposit.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.6 square miles (115.5 km²), of which, 43.0 square miles (111.4 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it (3.54%) is water.
Deposit Central School District
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Updated: 18th August, 2019 2:08 PM.