Explore Montgomery County, NY

“Montgomery County, nestled in the heart of the Mohawk Valley, is home to ten towns, one city and just over 50,000 residents. Located at the foot of the Adirondacks, this Leatherstocking region is filled with beautiful countryside, including numerous parks and recreation facilities.” – Montgomery County, NY

In 1784, following end of the American Revolutionary War, the European-American settlers renamed Tryon County as Montgomery County. This change was to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died in 1775 attempting to capture the city of Quebec during the Revolutionary War. – Wikipedia

Montgomery County Quick Facts

Founded in 1772
County seat: Fonda
Largest city: Amsterdam

Area

  • Total 410 sq mi (1,100 km2)
  • Land 403 sq mi (1,040 km2)
  • Water 7.3 sq mi (19 km2)  1.8%

Population as of the 2010 census was 50,219.

Explore Montgomery County

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Historic Montgomery County

Ames Academy Building • January 24, 2002 • 611 Latimer Hill Rd., Ames

Amsterdam (46th Separate Company) Armory • July 1, 1994 • Junction of Florida Ave. and Dewitt St., southwest corner, Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Hall • February 5, 2001 • 61 Church St., Amsterdam

Bates-Englehardt Mansion • December 7, 1989 • 19 Washington St., St. Johnsville

Bragdon-Lipe House • October 5, 2005 • 17 Otsego St., Canajoharie

Walter Butler Homestead • June 23, 1976 • Northeast of Fonda on Old Trail Rd., Fonda

Caughnawaga Indian Village Site • August 28, 1973, Fonda

Chalmers Knitting Mills • February 22, 2010 • 21-41 Bridge St., Amsterdam

Ehle House Site • June 14, 1982 • Nelliston

Peter Ehle House • September 27, 1980 • E. Main St., Nelliston

Enlarged Double Lock No. 33 Old Erie Canal • April 1, 2002 • Towpath Rd., St. Johnsville

Erie Canal • October 15, 1966 • 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Amsterdam on NY 5S, Fort Hunter

First Baptist Church • January 21, 1994 • Polin Rd., Charleston

First Methodist Episcopal Church of St. Johnsville • February 5, 2013 • 5 W. Main St., St. Johnsville

Old Fort Johnson • November 28, 1972 • Junction of NY 5 and NY 67, Fort Johnson

Fort Klock • November 28, 1972 • 2 miles (3.2 km) east of St. Johnsville on NY 5, St. Johnsville

Fort Plain Conservation Area • November 15, 1979 • Fort Plain

Fort Plain Historic District • August 15, 2012 • Roughly area around Canal & Main Sts., Fort Plain

Frey House • December 31, 2002 • NY, Palatine Bridge

Caspar Getman Farmstead • August 30, 2010 • 1311 Stone Arabia Rd., Stone Arabia

Glen Historic District • August 8, 2001 • NY 30A, NY 161 and Logtown Rd., Glen

Gray-Jewett House • October 5, 2005 • 80 Florida Ave., Amsterdam

Green Hill Cemetery • March 15, 2005 • Church and Cornell Sts., Amsterdam

Greene Mansion • December 31, 1979 • 92 Market St., Amsterdam

Guy Park • February 6, 1973 • W. Main St., Amsterdam

Guy Park Avenue School • June 2, 1995 • 300 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam

Hurricana Stock Farm • May 22, 2013 • NY 30, Amsterdam

Samuel and Johanna Jones Farm • May 27, 1993 • NY 67 west of the junction with NY 296, Amsterdam

Kilts Farmstead • September 18, 2009 • Address restricted Stone Arabia

Lasher-Davis House • September 27, 1980 • U.S. 5, Nelliston

Nellis Tavern • May 10, 1990 • SR 5, St. Johnsville

Jacob Nellis Farmhouse • September 27, 1980 • Nellis St., Nelliston

Nelliston Historic District • September 27, 1980 • Prospect, River, Railroad and Berthoud Sts., Nelliston

Nelliston School • December 31, 2002 • Stone Arabia St., Nelliston

New York State Barge Canal • October 15, 2014 • Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Fonda, Glen, Minden, Mohawk, Palatine and St. Johnsville

Palatine Bridge Freight House • March 7, 1973 • East of Palatine Bridge on NY 5, Palatine Bridge

Palatine Church • January 25, 1973 • Mohawk Tpke., Palatine

Pawling Hall • November 15, 2002 • 86 Pawling St., Hagaman

Margaret Reaney Memorial Library • April 16, 2012 • 19 Kingsbury Ave., St. Johnsville

Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia • September 14, 1977 • East of Nelliston on NY 10, Nelliston

Rice’s Woods • July 18, 1980 • Canajoharie

John Smith Farm • January 31, 2012 • 1059 NY 80, Hallsville vicinity

Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Complex • April 29, 1999 • 42, 46, 50 Cornell St., 73 Reid St., Amsterdam

Stone Grist Mill Complex • February 23, 1996 • 1679 Mill Rd., St. Johnsville

Samuel Sweet Canal Store • September 19, 1989 • 65 Bridge St., Amsterdam

Temple of Israel • August 27, 1992 • 8 Mohawk Pl., Amsterdam

Trinity Lutheran Church and Cemetery • January 5, 2005 • 5430 NY 10, Stone Arabia

US Post Office-Amsterdam • November 17, 1988 • 12-16 Church St., Amsterdam

US Post Office-Canajoharie • November 17, 1988 • 50 W. Main St., Canajoharie

US Post Office-Fort Plain • May 11, 1989 • 41 River St., Fort Plain

US Post Office-St. Johnsville • May 11, 1989 • Main St., St. Johnsville

Van Alstyne House • September 8, 1983 • Moyer St., Canajoharie

Van Wie Farmstead • July 14, 2011 • 269 Brower Rd., McKinley vicinity

Vrooman Avenue School • June 30, 1983 • Vrooman Ave., Amsterdam

Webster Wagner House • March 7, 1973 • E. Grand St., Palatine Bridge

Walrath-Van Horne House • September 27, 1980 • W. Main St., Nelliston

Waterman-Gramps House • September 27, 1980 • School St., Nelliston

West Hill School • April 11, 2002 • 3 Otsego St., Canajoharie

Windfall Dutch Barn • November 22, 2000 • Clinton Rd. at the junction with Ripple Rd., Salt Springville