Galway NY Town Hall

Galway Town Hall

Galway NY Lake

Galway Lake

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Bungalow on 1.1 Acres Sold December 2014 $240,000 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2-Car Garage 1,536 square feet

Galway NY Sold Home

 

Newer Ranch on 5.62 Acres Sold December 2014 $185,000 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1,150 Square Feet

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About Galway

Galway, New York is a town in western Saratoga County with an area of 67 square miles of which 45 square miles. The population is 3,589 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 arrived from Scotland circa 1774. They built their homes near Donnan and Sacandaga Roads south of the Village of Galway. It was named for Galloway in Scotland but was erroneously recorded as Galway when the town was incorporated.

Galway New York Donnan Farm

 

In 1792 the town was created from the Town of Ballston as New Galloway. In 1796 the Town of Providence was subtracted from the northern half.

Logging, farming, and milling were the main industries. The first store was opened in 1780 located south of the village.

Galway NY Donnan Farm

The first church was founded in 1789 as the Second Baptist Church of Galway

Galway NY Baptist Church

The Joseph Henry Elementary School was named for Joseph Henry who made his home in the town. Henry invented the electromagnet and became the first Superintendent of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Galway NY Joseph Henry

Galway Preservation Society

Town of Galway Official Site

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