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Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

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Where is Mohawk, New York, USA? 

The Town of Mohawk is located in Montgomery County, New York. It includes the village of Fonda and part of Tribes Hill. The Town is bounded on the south by the Mohawk River. Fulton County is the northern border, and the Towns of Palatine and Amsterdam represent the western and eastern borders, respectively. The Town is home to the County Seat, Fonda. Fonda is also home to the Fonda Fairgrouds and Speedway. The National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine is located in the Town, as are several other historic landmarks. The Montgomery County Offices are also located in

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Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda) - Hotel Roy (Erected 1835)
Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

Hotel Roy (Erected 1835)
Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda) - Fonda High School
Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

Fonda High School
Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda) - Main Street
Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

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Jesuit missionaries entered this region around 1642 to work among the Mohawk. The principal village of the Mohawk was "Caughnawaga," now the site of Fonda.
The Mohawk District, which became the original Town of Mohawk, was created in March 1772 by Sir William Johnson when Tryon County was split off from Albany County
News  1869 - Two men were killed and three seriously injured on the 22d by the explosion of a blast on the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad, near Fonda, N. Y.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 6, 1869
News  1880 - William Dowd, of Fonda, N. Y., has been fined $178 for cruelty to a horse, and, as the animal was valued at $150, he thinks the Justice was a little severe on him.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 19, 1880
Mohawk, a township (town) of Montgomery co., N.Y. It contains Fonda. Pop. in 1900, 2711.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
News  1909 - HOTEL ROY BURNED. Fonda Landmark Destroyed - Night Porter Injured While Escaping
FONDA, Jan 26 - The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Lois GREGORY (13 September 1861, Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda) - 10 December 1935, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag   Leonard SALISBURY (15 April 1800, Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda) - , )

Ancestors Who Died Here

immigrant flag   Patrick SHERIDAN (1839, , Ireland - 8 February 1874, Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda))

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

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