Introduction to Johnstown, New York
This community was established by Sir William Johnson in 1762. He named the area John's Town after his son John Johnson. William Johnson established a sawmill, a lumber business and a flourmill in the area. The Battle of Johnstown, a battle of the American Revolution, was fought here on October 25, 1781. The British troops were defeated, and as a result, many British loyalists, including Johnson and his familt, left the area. In 1803, Johnstown was incorporated as a village. It was reincorporated as a city in 1895.
Johnstown and nearby Attractions
- Johnstown Historical Society Museum
- Adirondack Park
- Johnson Hall State Historic Site
- Howe Caverns
- Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery
Things To Do In Johnstown
The city is home to the Johnson Hall State Historic Site, which was the former estate of William Johnson. The Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery houses art collections of Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Adirondack Park, established in 1882 for the protection of wilderness areas, stretches across 6 million acres of land. The Fox Run Golf Club is local golf course, while the Great Escape amusement park and Howe Caverns are also accessible from Johnstown.
Albany International is the closest major airport.
Johnstown Higher Education
Fulton-Montgomery Community College is located in Johnstown. Schenectady County Community College and Union College are also close by.