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The first settler arrived around 1788.

The town was formed from parts of the Towns of Greenfield and Northumberland in 1801. The Town of Corinth was taken from Hadley in 1818, and the Town of Day was removed in 1819, bringing the Town of Hadley to its current dimensions.

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General View of Hudson River Valley, Hadley - Luzerne, N.Y., Adirondack Mts.
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1859
HADLEY, a township in Saratoga co., in the state of New York, U.S., 58 m. N of Albany. Pop. 865. The Hudson river makes here two falls, one of 32, the other of 52 ft.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 3 Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Hadley
Hadley, a post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Hadley township, on the Hudson River, at the mouth of the Sacondaga, and on the Adirondack Railroad, 22 miles N. of Saratoga Springs. It has a church. The township has manufactures of leather and wooden-ware. Its surface is mountainous. Pop. of the township in 1890, 1103.
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
1899 - Hadley
Hadley is one of the most northerly towns of Saratoga county. It is bounded on the north and east by the county line, on the south by Corinth and on the west by Day. The town is defined as follows in the Revised Statutes:

The town of Hadley shall contain all that part of said county bounded, northerly and easterly, by the bounds of the county, southerly by Corinth, and westerly, by Day:

The surface of the town is rough and hilly and for the most part thickly wooded. The Kayaderosseras range occupies the southern part of the town. Mount Anthony (the iron mountain), its highest peak, lies in the southeastern part of Hadley. The Sacandaga river winds through the southern part. There are no lakes or other streams of importance in the town. The Adirondack railroad runs nearly north and south through the extreme eastern part of the town.

Richard Hilton, who came into the town in 1788, is reputed to have been the first settler in the town. Alexander Stewart came in 1790, Daniel... Read MORE...

1916
Hadley, a post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Hadley township (town), on the Hudson River, at the mouth of the Sacondaga River, and on the Adirondack R., 22 miles N. of Saratoga Springs. Pop. of the town in 1900, 914 : of the village, about 350.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Hadley:
Hadley Mountain:

Hike up Hadley Mountain for breathtaking views of the Adirondacks. The trail is moderate and rewarding, perfect for a day outdoors.

Sacandaga River:

Enjoy some water activities like kayaking or canoeing on the Sacandaga River. It's a scenic spot for a leisurely paddle.

Moxham Mountain:

Another great hiking option, Moxham Mountain offers a bit more seclusion. The trailhead is less crowded, providing a peaceful trek through the woods.

Hudson River Rafting Company:

For the adventurous at heart, consider white-water rafting with the Hudson River Rafting Company. It's a thrilling experience amid the beautiful surroundings.

Stewart's Shops:

Grab some local snacks and treats at Stewart's Shops. It's a regional chain where you can find delicious ice cream, coffee, and more.

Hadley-Luzerne Public Library:

If you prefer a quieter day, visit the local library. It's a cozy spot to relax, read, or even catch up on some work.

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

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male ancestorIsaac Pardon SALISBURY (August 1816, , New York, USA - 29 May 1905, Hadley, New York, USA)
female ancestorMargaret LAPIER (18 February 1838, , Canada - 05 August 1916, Hadley, New York, USA)
photo of Franklin Hiram CORLEWFranklin Hiram CORLEW (10 May 1846, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, USA - 20 November 1913, Hadley, New York, USA)
male ancestorGeorge W JENKINS (11 November 1846, Hadley, New York, USA - 27 September 1928, Orlando, Florida, USA)
photo of Eleanor Jane CARLTONEleanor Jane CARLTON (23 March 1850, Corinth, New York, USA - 12 October 1928, Hadley, New York, USA)
female ancestorRuth CORLEW (2 December 1870, Corinth, New York, USA - 5 March 1940, Hadley, New York, USA)
male ancestorCharles Nathan CORLEW (9 September 1874, Hadley, New York, USA - 14 September 1933, Hadley, New York, USA)
male ancestorWilbur DINGMAN (20 April 1880, Hadley, New York, USA - 7 July 1925, Greenwich, New York, USA)
male ancestorGeorge Albert FISHER (21 August 1880, Hadley, New York, USA - 1 April 1940, Butler, Morris, New Jersey, USA)

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