Welcome to the Mechanicville Stillwater
The Mechanicville-Stillwater Area, encompassing 65 square
miles and located in the southeast corner of Saratoga County,
is suburban in nature with many of the conveniences of an
urban area. It is located on the banks of the Hudson River,
seven miles north of Troy and fifteen miles north of New York's
Saratoga County is just 150 miles from Boston, New York City and Montreal. Servicing 50-percent of the combined U.S.-Canadian population, this strategic location is served by an enhanced ground transportation system, making Saratoga County uniquely suited for the economics of "just-in-time production." Convenient to a superior multimodal network of highway, rail, air, and inland port facilities allows Saratoga County easy access to European markets.
Saratoga County is a thriving business community with fine dining and world-class entertainment. Whether it is hiking or camping, downhill skiing or boating, Saratoga County is only minutes away from the best recreational facilities in the Northeast. Saratoga County possesses the majestic Adirondack Mountains and charming Saratoga Springs while being only a short distance from Lake George and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Battle of Saratoga
early history of the area includes folklore on the local
Indian tribes and the founding of our Nation. Originally an
integral part of the Indian hunting grounds, the geography
later became a strategic military route and the site of the
Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War. Generals
Gates, Arnold, Schuyler and Burgoyne all were involved in
this historic battle known as the turning point of the war.
incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1915,
is the nucleus of this suburban complex, which includes parts
of the towns of Malta, Halfmoon, Stillwater, and Waterford
in Saratoga County; and Schaghticoke in Rensselaer County.
potential of Mechanicville's business and industry is
and expanding. Modern highways connect with nearby
superhighways, such as the NYS Thruway and the Massachusetts
Turnpike. Albany International Airport is a few miles
as are several smaller airports serving the area.
has an active Community Development Program, Economic Development
Agency and Industrial Development Agency
serving business and industry. The community also provides
Police, Fire and Emergency Services, as well as, many other
services through various public departments and private not
for profit agencies, such as the Senior Citizens Center and
Community Services Center. Free public
and wastewater pump-out is available to Hudson River travelers.
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc.'s mission
is to provide a community center committed to enhancing the
quality of life of area residents through family support, empowerment,
recreation and education. Programming includes: Elder Care
Services, Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Youth Development
Programming and CARE (Community Access Referral and Education).
Additionally, the Center serves as a community resource for
sports practices, meetings, events and more.
Stillwater Community Center
was created in 1788 as a "Mother Town". In 1709
Colonel Peter Schuyler erected Fort Ingoldsby within the
village limits. The Village of Stillwater was incorporated
in 1816. It was the site of the ferry across the Hudson
River during the Revolutionary War. Advent of the Champlain
in 1823 resulted in development of a commercial and industrial
Saratoga National Cemetery
The Saratoga National Cemetery is located in the Town of Saratoga. The Saratoga Battlefield is located in the Town of Stillwater.
Saratoga Lake, a popular tourist attraction, is also located
in the Town of Stillwater. You will find many race and golf
enthusiasts visiting this lake during the Saratoga Racing
Season. On its southern shore was the famed "White Sulphur
Springs" Hotel where Jack Dempsey trained for the world
heavyweight boxing championship.
Town of Stillwater is home of "the turning point
of the American Revolution." The battle of Freeman's
farm and the battle of Bemis Heights fought here in 1777
the way for freedom and set the stage for the settlement
of our beautiful township along the banks of the mighty and
Hudson River. Ours is a community rich in history with a
quaint warm environment and we welcome you to visit us.
Quality of Life
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