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Montgomery County, New York

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This area was occupied by the Mohawk Indians for hundreds of years prior to European colonization. Many warriors allied with the British during the war. When the British lost, they ceded all the Iroquois territory of the Six Nations (the Tuscarora had joined the confederacy in the 18th century) to the United States, without consulting the tribes or bringing them into negotiation.

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. It replaced the name that formerly honored the last provincial governor of New York.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets & Communities

Ames | Amsterdam | Auriesville | Canajoharie | Charleston | Florida | Fonda (County Seat) | Fort Hunter | Fort Johnson | Fort Plain | Freysbush | Fultonville | Glen | Hagaman | Minden | Mohawk | Nelliston | Palatine | Palatine Bridge | Root | St. Johnsville | Sprakers | Sprout Brook | Tribes Hill | Valley Brook



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places