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Saratoga County, New York

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Saratoga County's name was derived from the Iroquois word sah-rah-ka or sarach-togue, meaning "the hill beside the river", referring to the Hudson River bordering the county on its eastern flank and the Mohawk River delineating its southern border. Saratoga County, bisected by the toll-free, six-lane Adirondack Northway, serves as an outdoor recreational haven and as the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains and State Park for the populations of the Albany and New York City metropolitan areas. The county is also home to the internationally renowned Saratoga Race Course, one of the oldest venues in horse racing.

Saratoga County lies at the heart of eastern New York State's recognized Tech Valley, a growing center for the computer hardware side of the high-technology industry and its concomitant venture capital investment, with great strides in the nanotechnology sector, digital electronics design, and water- and electricity-dependent integrated microchip circuit manufacturing, involving companies including IBM, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and Taiwan Semiconductor, among others. In April 2021, GlobalFoundries, a company specializing in the semiconductor industry, moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley, California to its most advanced semiconductor-chip manufacturing facility in Saratoga County near a section of the Adirondack Northway, in Malta, New York.[9] Saratoga County is also frequently recognized for its high standard of living and quality of life.

The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War, which convinced France that the 13 colonies could win the war. The government of Louis XVI began lending military and financial aid to the American Patriot cause.

During the 19th century, Saratoga County was an important industrial center. Its location 30 miles north of Albany on the Delaware and Hudson Railway, as well as its proximity to waterpower from the Hudson River and the Kayaderosseras Creek, led to rapid industrial development beginning in the early 19th century. Some of the most important industrial employers were paper mills, tanneries, foundries, and textile mills.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Ballston
  • Charlton
  • Clifton Park
  • Corinth
  • Day
  • Edinburg
  • Galway
  • Greenfield
  • Hadley
  • Halfmoon
  • Malta
  • Mechanicville
  • Milton
  • Moreau
  • Northumberland
  • Providence
  • Saratoga
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Stillwater
  • Waterford
  • Wilton

Villages, Hamlets & Communities

Ballston Spa (County Seat) | Bloodville | Burnt Hills | Clifton Gardens | Clifton Knolls-Mill Creek | Country Knolls | Crescent | Gansevoort | Greenfield Center | Jonesville | Middle Grove | North Ballston Spa | Porter Corners | Quaker Springs | Rexford | Rock City Falls | Round Lake | Schuylerville | South Glens Falls | Victory | Vischer Ferry | West Milton



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places