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Esperance, New York, USA - Main Street, from Church Street, Esperance, N.Y.

Esperance, Schoharie, NY

Esperance is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The town was given the name of the principal village, which was named for "hope" in French.

The town was first settled around 1729.

Esperance village was incorporated in 1818 and rechartered in 1835, before the Town of Esperance was established.

The town was formed in 1846 from the Town of Schoharie.

Sloansville is a hamlet in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The community is located 3.8 miles west of Esperance.

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Main Street, from Church Street, Esperance, N.Y.
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Main Street, from Church Street, Esperance, N.Y.
Church Street and Presbyterian Church, Esperance, N.Y.
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Church Street and Presbyterian Church, Esperance, N.Y.
East Main Street, Sloansville, N.Y. - 1907
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East Main Street, Sloansville, N.Y. - 1907
School House, Sloansville, N.Y. - 1911
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School House, Sloansville, N.Y. - 1911
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Esperance Methodist Church, Esperance, N.Y.
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Esperance was first settled around 1729.

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Esperance village was incorporated in 1818

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Area for the towns of Esperance and Wright were removed from Schoharie in 1846 as settlement increased in other areas.

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When the town of Esperance was formed in 1846, it took the name of the village.

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1854 - Esperance
Esperance. a post-township of Schoharie county, New York. Population, 1428.

Esperance, a post-village in the above township, near Schoharie creek, 28 miles W. by N. from Albany.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Esperance
Es'perance, a post-village of Schoharie co, N.Y., in Esperance township, on Schoharie Creek, 31 miles by rail W. of Albany. It has 3 churches, a paper-mill, a flour mill, and manufactures of soda-water. Pop. 274; of the township, 1232.
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
2023 - If you're planning a visit to Esperance, here are some must-visit places and things to do to make the most of your trip:
Sacandaga Lake: Enjoy some quality time by the stunning Sacandaga Lake, which offers excellent opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking. The lake's clear waters are perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding as well. You can rent equipment locally if you didn't bring your own.

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center: If you're visiting Esperance during the winter months, be sure to check out Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center. It's a winter wonderland for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The center offers rental equipment and well-groomed trails for all skill levels.

Esperance Historical Museum: Dive into the town's rich history by visiting the Esperance Historical Museum. You'll find a treasure trove of artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that tell the story of the area's past. It's a great way to learn about the town's heritage.

Moxham Castle: Don't miss the chance to explore Moxham Castle, a unique and quirky local landmark. This medieval-style castle,... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Esperance, New York, USA

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Ancestors buried in Esperance - Cemeteries in Esperance, New York, USA

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