Johnstown, New York USA
Historic Johnstown, founded in 1758 by Sir
He named Johnstown for his son, John
256 Years "Young"
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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
Current Weather in Johnstown
Photo May 27, 2008
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
Among America's Top Small
Towns for Corporate Facilities"
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.
York USA -
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.
A Beautiful Place to Live &
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.
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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