On a major road from Albany, New York, to Canada, thrives the town and village of Stillwater, New York. While the village was founded in 1816, many years preceding fostered important historical events.
Initially, Native Americans would cross the Hoosick River from this historic town and village. Later, there were expeditionary forces in the years: 1690, 1691, 1709 and during the French and Indian Wars.
The town and village were also noted for being imperative to the Revolutionary War. Colonel Henry Knox and his men brought cannons from Ticonderoga, New York through the area to reach Cambridge, New York. The "turning point" battle, 'The Battle of Saratoga,' of the afore mentioned war occured in the hills of Stillwater, and led to the British defeat by General Horatio Gates and his men in 1777.
Many more historical events specific to the town or village areas occured as well. To find out more, choose a link below: