Johnstown, New York USA

Historic Johnstown, founded in 1758 by Sir William Johnson
 He named Johnstown for his son, John  

256 Years "Young"
PLEASE Visit Us Often

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St. John's Church-Drawing of Original Church 1760      St. John's Church as it stands today       Johnstown Area Community Center      Spim Soap box     Knox "Be Fit" Booklet      Tryon Hook & Ladder Helmet      1924 Johnstown Girls Basketball Team     Johnson descendant attends 250th Celebration
L to R: St. John's Church 1760 Drawing, St. John's Church today, Johnstown Area Community Center, Spim Soap (made by Knox Gelatine Co.), 
"Be Fit not Fat" Knox booklet, Tryon Hook & Ladder helmet, 1942 Girl's Basket Ball Team (Gertrude Van Derwerken is 2nd from left in 2nd row) ,
Sir William Johnson descendant attends Johnstown's 250th Celebration.

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Noel Levee by Sir William Johnson's Grave  
MAP of Historic "JOHNS-TOWN" in 1774    

AREA MAP  |  New York State & Fulton County Map  |  CITY OF JOHNSTOWN WEB SITE  | Tour Historic Johnstown, NY 

 "Images of Fulton County" Spring 2012 Issue

Johnstown, a Brief History - 200th Anniversary Celebration

History of Leather Tanning in Johnstown 1752-1958

Churches in Johnstown-200th Celebration Documentation

Greater Johnstown School District

Johnstown Public Library

Sir Wm Johnson 1st Master
of St. Patrick's Lodge

Current Weather in Johnstown

Home of
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Celebrating 90 years
... women's right to vote ...
Brand New Site 02-28-10
 - Please Visit!!
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Fulton County Court House

Pictorial Book-Johnstown
Adirondack Books
Battle of Johnstown

Court House-1772
Colonial Little Theatre
Area Events

Fire Department
History & Fort Johnstown
Historic Walking Tour
Information Center
Sir William Johnson & Johnson Hall
Dictionary of Plants-J.H.
Slavery at Johnson Hall
Sir William Hotel
Molly Brant Book
Main Street-Then & Now  
Johnstown  Hotel (Photos)
Official Johnstown Schools Page
Johnstown Schools other info

J.H.S.  Top 100
Johnstown Schools Memorabilia

Knox Family
Knox Business
Knox Memories
Knox Gelatine developed
first food for Astronauts

Knox's Dr. Dee Tourtellotte
developed gelatine based plasma

Letters from Friends!
Johnstown Public Library

Madrigal Choir
Madrigal-Carnegie Hall

St. John's Church
St. John's–more
Union Hall Inn

Union Hall - More!
Fulton County YMCA

Johnstown School Museum
...more about the Museum

Accolades - Past and Present


Johnstown Re-elects
First Woman Mayor

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Control Center

Fulton County Regional
Chamber of Commerce

Main Street Then & Now

Links of Interest
Caroga Times

Johnstown Museum
more ... thanks to Tony Ermie


City of Gloversville
Leader Herald

Town of Mayfield
Visit New York State
Churches in Johnstown


Adirondack Books
Barbara McMartin's Publications

 Tryon County Book Shop

Picture collections at
Evans Library at F-MCC

Photo Archives:
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 ... *he was black and furry!
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Photo May 27, 2008
J.A. Sayer
Fulton County Court House ... Erected in 1772
it is the only Colonial Court House
in the State of New York
that is still in daily operation

Founded in 1758 over 250 years ago by Sir William Johnson. Johnstown New York was incorporated as a Village in 1808 and as a City in 1895. (Much more history is linked to and within these pages.) Historically, it has been well known for the glove and leather industries. The modern glove industry began in the early 1800's with the establishment in Johnstown of what was purported to have been the first glove making plant in the United States. Johnstown, is the County Seat and is located in the Mohawk Valley of Northeastern New York State, near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Our Roots!  The origin of the City of Johnstown dates back more than 200 years to the time from 1763 to 1764 when Sir William Johnson was one of the controlling powers on the North American continent.  He was Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Colonies of British America and was  Major General in the British Army.  He received large tracts of land on the site of what are now Fulton and Hamilton Counties as a reward for distinguishing himself in the French and Indian War.

With a rich historical background,
A "Walking Tour" map of 14 historic sites
is located
right here.

"Johnstown Among America's Top Small Towns
for Corporate Facilities"

Site Selection Magazine (an Atlanta-based magazine)

Johnstown was ranked in the top third of  "America's Top 100 Small Towns for Corporate Facilities" in Site Selection Magazine's March 2002 issue. The area was ranked 32nd in the magazine's evaluation of the best places in the country for companies to do business. As well, New York State now ranks 3rd in the nation in attracting new and expanded corporate facilities, the State's strongest ranking ever and a step above last year's 4th place finish. In 2001, New York attracted 988 expansion projects, compared with only 75 in 1994 when the State placed a disappointing 20th.
      Site Selection is a 46-year old Atlanta based magazine regarded by corporate real estate analysts as the "industry scoreboard." The trade magazine's circulation base consists of more than 45,000 executives involved in corporate site selection decisions, most at the CEO/President/CFO/COO level.

Johnstown New York USA - at the Foothills of the Adirondack Mountains is a thriving City, with a population of 9,050. The City has elevations of between 700 and 900 feet above sea level. Temperatures from 50 to 95 degrees are normal in the summer months and winter temperatures range from 10 to 45 degrees with considerable snow. Precipitation averages 44 inches annually and the yearly snow fall averages 84 inches.
    Johnstown New York has much to offer. "With full access to the "Information Highway" comes the opportunity to conduct business anywhere in the world from the Foothills of the Majestic Adirondack Mountains." The information within and linked describes many of Johnstown's and the area's assets.

A Beautiful Place to Live & Work
or to spend your Vacation!

Winter or summer, Located in the heart of unspoiled Fulton County, Johnstown, NY offers wonderful tourism & vacation  options with 44 lakes within a 30 minute drive - boating, swimming, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping & skiing - opportunities are without limit.   Located six miles south of the Adirondack Park &  includes Sacandaga Lake - Johnstown New York is located only 30 miles from Saratoga Springs,  (world famous for its thoroughbred horse racing (both flat track and harness), the Saratoga Performing Arts Center - home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. 

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is located 4 miles East of Johnstown on Route 67. The college is part of the State University of New York serving the higher educational needs of the area.

Higher Education
 NASA and the bill that included $1.5 million for a Remote Sensing Application Center at F-MCC.

Economic Development - Johnstown, New York USA works closely with an the Economic Development group that is "growing" the area nicely.  Johnstown Industrial Park: proximity to NYS Thruway - 4 miles.

It's Easy to Get Here ... The City of Johnstown lies about midway between Albany to the east and Utica to the west. It is easily reached by the New York State Thruway (Exits - 27, Amsterdam and 28, Fultonville, and by Routes 30A and 67. Route 30A is the main north-south route through the City. Major commercial development has occurred along this highway in recent years. Johnstown is approximately five miles north of the New York State Thruway.

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Created: 8/09/96  —  Updated: 12/12/14