Profile for Ellis Island, New York, NY
Immigration station, Ellis Island
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Ellis Island is in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Samuel Ellis, who owned the island in the early 1700s.
The latitude of Ellis Island is 40.699N. The longitude is -74.039W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Ellis Island is off the tip of Manhattan Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River.
Although closely identified with New York, the island is actually in New Jersey. Part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Reception center for immigrants coming to the United States from 1892 to 1943.
Historic sites and museums: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, American Family Immigration History Center
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Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellis Island political report.
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