History of Montgomery County, NY

Montgomery County offers some of the most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history throughout its museums and scenery.  Discover the timeline of Montgomery County history spanning hundreds of years from Native American culture through the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars to the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the Erie Canal.

Continue your research through local history and genealogy at the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, located in Fonda at the “Old Courthouse”. This magnificent domed and colonnaded structure was built in 1836 when the county seat of Montgomery County moved from Johnstown (now in Fulton County) to Fonda.