Chazy township is situated in the northeastern part of Clinton county, bordering on lake Champlain, with Champlain township intervening between it and the Canada line. The county is separable topographically into three divisions—a hilly region in the southwest, a high plain sloping north from the hills, and a strip of lowland of varying width along the lake-shore, whose rise to the level of the high plain is quite abrupt. Chazy township belongs, for the most part, in this latter subdivision, but in its western portion the level rises rapidly to that of the high plain to the west.
The minor topographic features of the township are dependent to a surprising degree on the faults to be described. These features are more or less obscured by drift, but in the vicinity of Chazy village this covering is so much less marked than elsewhere . . .