Brainard, New York

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Brainard, New York
Brainard, New York is located in New York
Brainard, New York
Brainard, New York
Brainard, New York is located in the United States
Brainard, New York
Brainard, New York
Coordinates: 42°29′45″N 73°30′43″W / 42.49583°N 73.51194°W / 42.49583; -73.51194Coordinates: 42°29′45″N 73°30′43″W / 42.49583°N 73.51194°W / 42.49583; -73.51194
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyRensselaer
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12024
Area code(s)518 & 838
GNIS feature ID944601[1]

Brainard is a hamlet in the town of East Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The community is located along U.S. Route 20 and New York State Route 66 5.2 miles (8.4 km) east-south east of the village of Nassau. Brainard has a post office with ZIP code 12024, which opened on April 7, 1881.[2][3]

The community was named after David Brainard, a Christian missionary to local Indians.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brainard". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  4. ^ University of the State of New York Bulletin. University of the State of New York. 1914. p. 51.