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Johnstown and Tryon County

Johnstown is a town of about 8500 (constant since 2000) located at the intersection of NY Highways 29 and 30A in Fulton County in east central New York. The county the town is in has changed several times over the years. Johnstown was established in 1762 by Sir William Johnson, from Ireland, who named the town after his son. Johnson served in the French and Indian War. There was a battle here during the American Revolution. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an advocate for Women's Rights was born here. Fulton County was named after Robert Fulton who was instrumental in building the first commercially successful steamboat. Fulton County was formed in 1838. The Tryon County Courthouse was completed in 1773 using the Late Georgian style of architecture and is the oldest courthouse in the state. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Johnstown Historic District

Johnstown has a nice historic district with several buildings of historic and/or architectural interest. There are 8 individual locations in Johnstown listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Johnson Hall

The former home of Sir William Johnson is now a state historic site and a national historic landmark.

  • Last visit to Johnstown: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 31, 2015
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