Saratoga County, New York, USA - 1895 - Saratoga county
Saratoga, sār-e-to'ga, a county in the E. part of New York, has an area of about 800 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by the IIudson River, and on the S. by the Mo hawk, and is intersected by the Sacondaga River. The surface is moderately hilly or undulating, except the north ern part, which is mountainous. It is extensively covered with forests of the oak, hickory, ash, beech, elm, chestnut, sugar-maple, &c. The soil is fertile. Hay, butter, potatoes, oats, Indian corn, lumber, and rye are the staple products. Among its minerals are slate, Silurian (Trenton) limestone, and Potsdam sandstone, a good material for building. This county contains Saratoga Lake and other smaller lakes. It is intersected by the Champlain Canal, the Delaware & Hudson Canal Railroad, the Fitchburg Railroad, and the Mount McGregor Railroad. The largest town of this county is Saratoga Springs, the fashionable watering-place. Capital, Ballston Spa. Pop. in 1870, 51,529; in 1880, 55,156; in 1890, 57,663.
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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