Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Middle Atlantic States New York Frankfort

Frankfort, New York

Frankfort was settled before 1807 and incorporated as a village in 1863.

The Frankfort Waterworks Company was incorporated in 1851 by William T. Sheldon, William R. Stevens, Erastus Wollcutt, Daniel Mason and Ely T. Marsh "for the purpose of supplying the said village of Frankfort with pure and wholesome water."  No evidence has been found that this company built a system.

The village of Frankfort built a gravity system in 1894 in conjunction with an electric light plant.

Water is currently provided by the Village of Frankfort.


References and Timeline
1851 An act to incorporate the Frankfort Waterworks Company.  March 29, 1851.

1894 "The Aerating Fountains of Ilion and Frankfort, N.Y.," Engineering News 94:468-469 (June 7, 1894)

1897 "Frankfort," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1897 "Frankfort People Happy," Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, July 24, 1897, Page 1.  New York Central agrees to pay for one-third of water works.




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