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Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York, USA

"Ballston Spa, a post-town, the capital of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Ballston and Milton townships, 32 miles by rail N.N.W. of Albany, and 6 miles S.W. of Saratoga Springs. The name of its station is Ballston. It has several mineral springs, 2 national banks, 5 churches, 2 news paper offices, graded schools, and manufactures of paper, paper-bags, axes and scythes, cotton and woollen goods, sash, blinds, &c. Pop. in 1890, 3527."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1771 - Mineral Spring disovered
    In the early summer of 1771 some surveyors employed by the commissioners appointed to survey and partition among its thirteen proprietors the great...Read MORE...


  • 1787 - In the year 1787, Benajah Douglas built, for those days, a commodious log tavern near the Public spring. (Ballston Spa)
    He purchased a farm of one hundred acres adjoining the spring on the west, on which he built his first rude hostelry and opened it for the...Read MORE...


  • 1794 - a number of Masons met in the town of Ballston for the purpose of forming a lodge, and that on the 16th day of May, in the same year, the Grand Lodge of the State of New York granted a charter to Franklin Lodge, No 37, located in Ballston
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • 1808 - (Ballston Spa) May 28, 1808, each owner of a dwelling-house was required to have two ladders ready for use in case of fire, - one to reach the eaves, another, with iron hooks, to be laid on the roof.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • 1819 - Court-house and jail erected in Ballston Spa
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • 1822 - (Ballston Spa) - In 1822 the officers of the first Fire Engine Company, No. 1, were appointed by the board: Andrew Watrous, captain; Rowland A. Wright, assistant captain; Stephen B. Noble, secretary; Lyman S. Ballard, steward.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • 1838 - "The Ballston Spa Bank," the first banking institution in town, was organized in 1838, and commenced business May 15, 1839.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • Ballston Spa, New York, USA
    Ballston Spa
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  • News 1849 - Railroad Accident
    The Rail Road train for Whitehall ran off the track this morning at a place called Tallmadge's Road, six miles South of Ballston. The train was under ...Read MORE...


  • 1850 - (Ballston Spa) - Beach & Chapman also built about the year 1850 a woolen-mill, known as the Glen woolen-mill property
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • 1854 - Ballston / Ballston Spa
    Ballston, a post-township of Saratoga county, New York, 25 miles N. from Albany, is intersected by the Schenectady and Saratoga railroad. Population, ...Read MORE...


  • 1868 - The Glen Paper Collar Co., of Ballston Spa, was established in 1868; commencing business in April of that year.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html

  • News 1869 - Thrown From Carriage
    John W. Duncan, of Ballston Spa, N. Y., has recovered $5,000 from the New York Central Railroad Company for throwing him from his carriage, in...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Bad Blasting
    A Premature Explosion Sends Thirteen Persons to Eternity.

    MILTON, New York, July 14. - By the premature explosion of a blast on the North Shore...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ballston Spa
    Ballston Spa, a post-town, the capital of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Ballston and Milton townships, 32 miles by rail N.N.W. of Albany, and 6 miles S.W....Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Ballston
    The town of Ballston comprises the so-called “five-mile square,” with a small addition to the south. It is bounded on the north by Milton, on the...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Milton
    The town of Milton is second in importance to Saratoga Springs in point of population and wealth, but probably the first town in the county in the...Read MORE...


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    Ballston Spa, N.Y. Front St. and Monument Sq.
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    High Street, Ballston Spa
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    Milton Avenue South from Washington Street, Ballston Spa
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    Saratoga County Court House, Ballston Spa
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    Union Bag and Paper Co. Dam. Ballston Spa, N. Y.
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    Ballston Spa, N. Y. Malta Ave.
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    Milton Avenue South, from Washington Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
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    The River, looking North from Milton, N. Y., Hudson River.
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    St. james' Catholic Church and Rectory, Milton, N. Y.
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    Methodist Church, Milton, N. Y.
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    Catholic Church, Ballston Spa
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    Presbyterian Church, Ballston Spa
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    Front Street Snow Bound, Ballston Spa, 1909
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    Blue Mill Pond
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    Morningkill Bridge, Ballston Spa
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    D. & H. Railroad Station, Ballston Spa
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    Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
  • 1916
    Ballston, a township (town) of Saratoga oo., N.Y. It contains Ballston Center and part of Ballston Spa. Pop. in 1900, 2034.

    Ballston Spa, a...Read MORE...


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    Mrs. A. W. Smith Residence, Ballston Spa
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    First Baptist Church, Ballston Spa
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    Iron Spring, Ballston Spa
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    Malta Avenue Elementary School, Ballston Spa
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    Spa Sanatorium and Cottage, Ballston Spa
  • News 1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
    BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

    The flames fanned by a high wind,...Read MORE...




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Ballston Spa, N.Y. Front St. and Monument Sq.

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Union Bag and Paper Co. Dam. Ballston Spa, N. Y.

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Ballston Spa, N. Y. Malta Ave.

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Milton Avenue South, from Washington Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

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The River, looking North from Milton, N. Y., Hudson River.

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St. james' Catholic Church and Rectory, Milton, N. Y.

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Methodist Church, Milton, N. Y.

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High Street, Ballston Spa


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Milton Avenue South from Washington Street, Ballston Spa

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Saratoga County Court House, Ballston Spa

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Catholic Church, Ballston Spa

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Presbyterian Church, Ballston Spa

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Front Street Snow Bound, Ballston Spa, 1909

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Blue Mill Pond

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Morningkill Bridge, Ballston Spa

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D. & H. Railroad Station, Ballston Spa

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Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa

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Mrs. A. W. Smith Residence, Ballston Spa

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First Baptist Church, Ballston Spa

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Iron Spring, Ballston Spa

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Malta Avenue Elementary School, Ballston Spa

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Spa Sanatorium and Cottage, Ballston Spa
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  • 1771 - Mineral Spring disovered
    In the early summer of 1771 some surveyors employed by the commissioners appointed to survey and partition among its thirteen proprietors the great... Read MORE...

  • 1787 - In the year 1787, Benajah Douglas built, for those days, a commodious log tavern near the Public spring. (Ballston Spa)
    He purchased a farm of one hundred acres adjoining the spring on the west, on which he built his first rude hostelry and opened it for the... Read MORE...

  • 1794 - a number of Masons met in the town of Ballston for the purpose of forming a lodge, and that on the 16th day of May, in the same year, the Grand Lodge of the State of New York granted a charter to Franklin Lodge, No 37, located in Ballston
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • 1808 - (Ballston Spa) May 28, 1808, each owner of a dwelling-house was required to have two ladders ready for use in case of fire, - one to reach the eaves, another, with iron hooks, to be laid on the roof.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • 1819 - Court-house and jail erected in Ballston Spa
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • 1822 - (Ballston Spa) - In 1822 the officers of the first Fire Engine Company, No. 1, were appointed by the board: Andrew Watrous, captain; Rowland A. Wright, assistant captain; Stephen B. Noble, secretary; Lyman S. Ballard, steward.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • 1838 - "The Ballston Spa Bank," the first banking institution in town, was organized in 1838, and commenced business May 15, 1839.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • News  1849 - Railroad Accident
    The Rail Road train for Whitehall ran off the track this morning at a place called Tallmadge's Road, six miles South of Ballston. The train was under ... Read MORE...

  • 1850 - (Ballston Spa) - Beach & Chapman also built about the year 1850 a woolen-mill, known as the Glen woolen-mill property
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • 1854 - Ballston / Ballston Spa
    Ballston, a post-township of Saratoga county, New York, 25 miles N. from Albany, is intersected by the Schenectady and Saratoga railroad. Population, ... Read MORE...

  • 1868 - The Glen Paper Collar Co., of Ballston Spa, was established in 1868; commencing business in April of that year.
    HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
    by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
    1878
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
  • News  1869 - Thrown From Carriage
    John W. Duncan, of Ballston Spa, N. Y., has recovered $5,000 from the New York Central Railroad Company for throwing him from his carriage, in... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Bad Blasting
    A Premature Explosion Sends Thirteen Persons to Eternity.

    MILTON, New York, July 14. - By the premature explosion of a blast on the North Shore... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ballston Spa
    Ballston Spa, a post-town, the capital of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Ballston and Milton townships, 32 miles by rail N.N.W. of Albany, and 6 miles S.W.... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Ballston
    The town of Ballston comprises the so-called “five-mile square,” with a small addition to the south. It is bounded on the north by Milton, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Milton
    The town of Milton is second in importance to Saratoga Springs in point of population and wealth, but probably the first town in the county in the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ballston, a township (town) of Saratoga oo., N.Y. It contains Ballston Center and part of Ballston Spa. Pop. in 1900, 2034.

    Ballston Spa, a... Read MORE...

  • News  1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
    BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

    The flames fanned by a high wind,... Read MORE...

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