Great Sacandaga Lake Edinburg New York

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Custom on 1/2 Acre on the Sacandaga Sold November 2014 $330,000 4 Bedroom 2 Bath 2-Car Garage 1,664 square feet

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Adirondack Camp on 5 Acres 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 770 Square Feet

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About Edinburg

Edinburg, New York is a town in northwestern Saratoga County with an area of 67 square miles of which 60 square miles is land and 7 square miles is water. The population is 2,214 as of the 2000 census.

 

 

 

 

 

 

History: The first residents of the area were the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca Native Americans. In this fertile valley the tribes Bear, Turtle, and Wolf clans grew corn (maze), beans and squash. They supplemented their diets with wild fruits and berries in addition to hunting and fishing.

Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations

The first European settlers made their home in the area near the hamlet of Fish House located on what would become the northeast shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake around 1787. By the 1790's settlement had spread to the western shores of the Sacandaga River near Beecher's Hollow and in the early 1800's near Batchellerville.

Edinburg Batchellerville NY

 

On March 13, 1801 the residents created the town of Northfield from the Town of Providence. In 1808 it was discovered that there already was a town called Northfield in New York State. Therefore the name was changed to Edinburgh after the city in Scotland. Later the name was shortened to Edinburg

Logging, farming, and woodenware manufacturing were the main industries. Woodware factories produced clothespins, broom handles, barrel staves and washboards.

Day NY  Logging

The Barker General Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places it operated for over 100 yrs. closing in 1945

Baker's Store Edinburg NY

The Sacandaga River which ran thought the center of the town would often flood bringing destruction to downstate communities as far south as Albany, NY

Albany, NY flooding

In 1928 the Conklingville Dam was constructed on the eastern border of the Town of Hadley The project took two years to complete at a cost of $12,000,000. Ten bridges were constructed. 12,000 homes either relocated or razed. 3,872 graves would be transburied to higher ground.

Conklingville Dam

The Conklingville Dam created the Great Sacandaga Lake. The lake has a surface area of about 41.7 square miles. Its length is about 29 miles

In 2013 the 80 year old Batchellerville Bridge was replaced

Batchellerville bridge Edinburg NY

 

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