includes the City and Town of Johnstown, City of
Albany Bush, Cork, Dennies Crossing, Eppie Corners, Kecks Center, Meco, Hales Mills, Progress,
Sammonsville, Smith Corners West and West Bush
Gloversville's Community Page
South Williams Street, Johnstown
Around The Town:
- Take a Tour of Historic Johnstown; early 20th visitor's guide.
- Main Street 75 Years Ago, (Written in 1903)
- The Old Mohawk-Turnpike Book
- Johnstown Installation website - off site link
- Hamilton News, November 23, 1894
- Historic Johnstown, NY - off site link
- Fulton County Taverns
- The History of the Johnstown Fire Department - off site link
- Spafford's 1824 Gazetteer - This contribution is from Montgomery County's page, as Johnstown was part of Montgomery County in 1824.
Businesses & Directories:
- 1869-70 Residents & Businesses
- 1888 Business Directory of Johnstown
- 1890 Johnstown Business Directory
- 1897 Business/Telephone Directory - from the Johnstown Hand-book
- Old Businesses of Gloversville & Johnstown- See what businesses were going strong in the early 1900's!
- Johnstown Public Library, 1913, Officers and Trustees
- 1917 Glen Telephone Directory - for many area towns
- DUV - Johnstown, 1929-1930
- 1939 Fulton & Montgomery Counties Farmer's Directory
- 1920 Johnstown United Presbyterian Church Directory
- 1895 Methodist Church Directory, Johnstown
- United Presbyterian Church, Golden Jubilee Service, Johnstown, 1914
- First Methodist Episcopal Church, Golden Jubilee, 1938
- Johnstown Presbyterian Church, Membership, 1874
- Johnstown Presbyterian Church, Manual for members, 1874
- Twin Cities History - features Johnstown & Gloversville in 1907
- The Johnstown Hand-book, 1897 - includes Johnstown History, public officials and more. Also...
~ Business/Telephone Directory
~ Community Information
People and a Way of Life:
- He Was Bought at Public Sale.... Slavery at Johnson Hall
- Town of Johnstown Supervisors
- Getman Warranty Deed
- Moses Lion, Poem on his Death in 1827
- 1904 Mortgage Release: Mary Lutz to William Lutz
- Philetus Pierson Argersinger - Brief biography of an early glove maker of Johnstown
- Clancy Family records
- Dorn Related Families - if you are researching the "Dorn" surname, don't miss this page!
- Evans Family and Ancestry
- Fraser Genealogy
- Sir William Johnson - since he came to Johnstown before Fulton County was established, his history is in the Montgomery County GenWeb.
Here are some other related links:
* Sir William's Irish heritage recalled
* Sir William Johnson, Indian Superintendent
* Sir William Johnson, Historical Site
- John H. Poole, short bio
- Spaulding Family Biography
- William Van Nostrand - Family Biography - mainly families settled in Johnstown & Oppenheim
- "The Formative Years of a Crusader", article on Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Wells/Akin Bios
- The Wells Family
- Johnstown High School, Class of 1912
- Johnstown High School, Class of 1928
- The Johnstown Academy
- Johnstown Academy Annual Exhibition, April 21, 1864
- Johnstown District #17, West Bush School, Meeting Minutes, 1895-1902
- Johnstown District #17, West Bush School Meeting Minutes, 1903-1913
- Johnstown District #17, West Bush School Meeting Minutes, 1914-1922
- West Bush School, Annual School Meeting Minutes, For years 1928, 1936, 1939
- West Bush School, Memories of the school, teachers and students, 1943-195
- West Bush School, PTA Activities, 1947-48
- West Bush School, PTA Activities, 1948-49
- West Bush School, PTA Activities, 1949-50
- West Bush School, PTA Activities, 1950-51
- Deed for West Bush School Building, District #17
- Meco School, Valedictorian Speech, 1962
- The Silk Screen Art Building - Johnstown school #18
~~~ Historians ~~~
Fulton County Historian:
Mr. Noel Levee
Mrs. Ruth Gros
~~~ Town Clerk ~~~
Johnstown Town Clerk
Please give specific
~~~ Historical/Annual Events ~~~
St. John's Day
Celebrated at Johnson Hall Historic Site - a Masonic celebration honored by Sir William Johnson and his family. The event traditionally took place on the day after St. Stephen's Day between Christmas and New Year's. Encampment of the Third Regiment of Tyron County Militia.
~~~ Historical Attractions ~~~
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
Historical County Court House - Johnstown, New York 12095
"The oldest existing Court House in the State of New York and one of the oldest in the Nation still being used as a Court House today"
On the formation of Tyron County from Albany in 1772, Johnstown was named the County seat and where the King's Court was to be held. Construction of the Courthouse commenced immediately under the direction of Sir William Johnson. The courthouse was only partially complete on September 8, 1772 when the first Court of General Sessions was to be held. Serving as Judges: Guy Johnson, John Butler and Peter Conyne. Serving as Assistant Judges were Sir John Johnson, Daniel Claus, John Wells and Jelles Fonda.
On April 2, 1785, Tyron lost its designation and was officially renamed, "Montgomery County" and with that the courthouse became Montgomery County Courthouse. When the County seat moved to Fonda in 1836, the Courthouse and jail were sold at public auction in December 1837. In 1838, the new Fulton County repurchased the Court House and Jail and with the exception of those 13 months, the Courthouse has been in constant use since 1772.
Historical County Jail - Johnstown, New York 12095
The construction of the Jail began at the same as the Court House and like the courthouse, served its original purpose from then through to the present. The first sheriff was Alexander White.
Sheriffs since the formation of Fulton County: David McMartin (1838 - 1841), Napthalia Cline (1841-1844), Michael Thompson (1844-1847), Daniel Potter (1847-1850), Amasa Shipple (1850-1853), Elisha Bentley (1853-1856), Bradford Simmons (1856-1859), Austin Kasson (1859-1862), Jacob Miller (1862- 1865), James Peerson (1865-1868), William Brayton (1868-1871), Oliver Getman (1871-1874), John Dunn (1874-1877), Hiram Praim (1877-1880), Robert Humphrey (1880-1883), John Leavitt (1883-1886), Daniel Sutliff (1886-1889), John Leavitt (1889-1892), Charles Palmer (1892-1895), Jacob Shutts (1895-1898) and Martin Getman (1898-1901).
~~~ Historical Homes & Places ~~~
West Green Street, Johnstown, New York 12095
Oldest dwelling in town, built by Sir William Johnson in 1763 for staff. Home of Edward Wall, school master of the first free school.
James Burke's Inn
S. William Street, Johnstown, New York 12095
Now home of the local D.A.R. chapter; built ca. 1770.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
(picture and details at top)
~~~ Historical Societies & Museums ~~~
Johnstown Historical Society
17 North William Street, Johnstown, New York 12095
also hosts the:
Historic notables such as
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