Introduction to Malone, New York
The community, which was named in honor of the Shakespearean scholar Edmund Malone, was settled around 1802. It was officially incorporated in 1833. During the War of 1812, the British plundered the village and in 1865, the Fernians gathered in Malone before they invaded Canada. The First Congregational Church in Malone was one of the last stops in the underground railway system. The basement and choir nook of this church were used as hide-aways for slaves.
Malone and Nearby Attractions
- Franklin County House of History
- Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
- Diana Historical Museum
- The Wilder Homestead
- Saint Lawrence State Park
- Macomb Reservation State Park
Things To Do In Malone
Franklin County House of History is a museum located near Malone. The Akwesasne Cultural Center displays artifacts and exhibits which depict the heritage and culture of the Akwesasne Mohawk tribe. Saint Lawrence State Park and Higley Flow State Park have picnic areas, hiking trails, and facilities for camping and boating. Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage, a popular historic site near Malone, was the home of the writer from 1887 to 1888.
Air transportation is available at Massena International Airport.
Malone Higher Education
North Country Community College is the local college. Colleges nearby include Clarkson University, Paul Smiths College, and SUNY Potsdam.