Introduction to Mechanicville, New York
Mechanicville, New York, in Saratoga county, is 14 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and 138 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area and has a population of 5,019.
Mechanicville, which was settled in 1764 by the Europeans, adopted its present name around 1829. It was named after early settlers, who were mostly mastercraftsmen. The Saratoga and Renselaer Railway laid its tracks through the city in 1835, which enabled Mechanicville to become a major commercial interchange. It was incorporated in 1859, as a village, and later, in 1915, it was recognized as a city.
Mechanicville and Nearby Attractions
- Mitchell County Museum
- John Boyd Thacher State Park
- Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
- Saratoga Spa State Park
- Waterford Historical Museum
Things To Do In Mechanicville
Mechanicville offers easy access to numeruos museums including the National Bottle Museum, Mitchell County Museum, Brookside Saratoga County Historical Society Museum, and Waterford Historical Museum. The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historical Site, the New York Executive Mansion, and the Bennington Battlefield State Historical Site are sites of historical importance located near the city. A variety of recreational opportunities are also provided by the Peebles Island State Park, Thompson's Lake State Park, and John Boyd Thacher State Park.
The closest major airport is Albany International Airport.
Mechanicville Higher Education
Nearby colleges include SUNY Empire State College, Siena College, and Skidmore College.