includes the City and Town of Johnstown, City of Gloversville,
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



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~~~ Historians ~~~
(where to inquire for information or official records)

Fulton County Historian:
Mr. William Loveday, Jr.
Fulton County Office Building
Johnstown, New York 12095
518-736-5667; Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mr. Noel Levee
Historian, City of Johnstown
1 East Green Street
Johnstown, New York 12095

Mrs. Ruth Gros
Historian, Town of Johnstown
Box 210, Knoblauch Road
Johnstown, New York 12095

~~~ Town Clerk ~~~
Some records since 1855

Johnstown Town Clerk
1297 State Highway 67
Johnstown, New York 12095
(518) 762-7070

Please give specific
information you are
names, dates, places. etc.


~~~  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
Hall Avenue, Johnstown, New York 12095,
(518) 762-8712
Home of Sir William Johnson,  built ca. 1770.


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  ~~~

Drumm House
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:  
Johnstown Historical Society Museum 
17 North William Street, Johnstown, New York 12095

Historic notables such as 
Nick Stoner and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.



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