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Agloe, New York

Country Road 7, Roscoe, New York 12776 USA

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Sun 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
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“a paper town”

Agloe is a fictional hamlet in Colchester, Delaware County, New York, that became an actual landmark after mapmakers made up the community as a phantom settlement, an example of a "copyright trap" and similar to a trap street. Agloe was put onto the map in order to catch plagiarism as it appears only on their map and not on any others. Soon, using fictional "copyright traps" became a typical strategy in mapmaker design to thwart plagiarism. Agloe was known as a "paper town" because of this.

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Anna Hider

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September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0

So there's technically nothing here anymore. The general store closed. However, it's worth the trip to say that you've been to a real, live, fake town!

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Agloe, New York

Country Road 7
Roscoe, New York
12776 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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