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Ballston Spa, New York, USA

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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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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Ballston Spa
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840

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

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

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

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Ballston Spa, N. Y. Malta Ave.

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

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

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

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

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

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

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Methodist Church, Milton, N. Y.

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1771 - Mineral Spring disovered
In the early summer of 1771 some surveyors employed by the commissioners appointed to survey and...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...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...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
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...Read MORE...

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

MILTON, New York, July 14. - By the...Read MORE...

1899 - Ballston
The town of Ballston comprises the so-called “five-mile square,” with a small addition to the...Read MORE...

1899 - Milton
The town of Milton is second in importance to Saratoga Springs in point of population and wealth,...Read MORE...

1916
Ballston, a township (town) of Saratoga oo., N.Y. It contains Ballston Center and part of Ballston...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 ...Read MORE...

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