This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Brant Lake a Hamlet in the town of Horicon in Warren County, New York with the following interesting stats carved into it:
1,376 surface acres
5 miles long
15.3 miles of shoreline
Max. depth: 65 feet
Avg. depth: 30 feet
Interesting factoid: Since the mid-1880s, Brant Lake has been a popular fishing and hunting area among wealthy visitors including Theodore Roosevelt. Around 1900, several hotels began catering to these wealthy visitors. Summer camps for youth were established around the same time. The seat of town government is today located in the hamlet.
Though the term "hamlet" is not defined under New York law, many people in the state use the term hamlet to refer to a community within a town that is not incorporated as a village but is identified by a name, i.e. an unincorporated community.
Hamlets often have names corresponding to the names of a local school district, post office, or fire district. Because a hamlet has no government of its own, it depends upon the town or towns that contain it for municipal services and government.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
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