Montgomery County’s natural location makes it the "Gateway to the West" and its valuable river, turnpike, canal, and railroad transportation routes make our history rich and complex. Midpoint between today’s celebrated Cooperstown and Saratoga attractions, neighboring the State Capital of Albany, NY, in the foothills of the great Adirondacks, Montgomery County has long been the center of some of the most important events in our nation’s history. Abundant natural resources sustained the Mohawk tribal people, whose villages once dotted the river corridor. The Dutch, and then German, British, and other settlers arrived in the early 1700s. It was at the center of intense fighting during the American Revolution, and postwar soldiers and pioneers traveled by rice bateaux, then turnpike, and then via the railroad and the Erie Canal to settle its fertile banks and supply the migration into the West.
With its natural break in the Appalachian Mountains at "The Noses", Montgomery County anchored America’s main east-west axis, enabling New York to become one of the greatest manufacturing regions of the world.
Montgomery County welcomes you to our County and the Central New York Region.
Visit us, whether you’re near or far. Learn about the past, visit our charming towns, and have the time of your life!
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