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Brainard is in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named after David Brainerd, settler
The latitude of Brainard is 42.495N. The longitude is -73.512W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
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Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brainard political report.
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