Malta Sub Area: 333 Malta Town (exc. Round Lake, Luther Frst, Country Knolls) 353 Malta Country Knolls (Town of Malta Round Lake Rd. & S., W. of I-87)
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The Town of Malta, New York is located in Saratoga County NY population was 13,006 (2000 census) with a total area of 31 sq. mi containing 5,296 homes with a population density of 464 persons per sq. mi. The ethnic diversity origins are: 96% European, 1% African, <1% American, 1% Asian, >1% Hispanic. Average household income as of 2000 was $57.020.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Malta is the second largest semiconductor foundry in the world corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi manufacturing volume integrated circuits (IC's) for companies such as AMD, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics and expected to attain full productivity in 2013
History: The earliest documented settlers made their homes circa 1771, many migrating from Connecticut.
incorporated in 1802 the town was first called Dunning Street subtracted from the Town of Stillwater and the Town of Saratoga in 1805. Legion has it the name Malta comes from a malt brewery once called Malt-ville now Maltaville
The most famous Malta resident may have been Elmer Ellsworth, born in the town in 1837. His fame resulted from being the first person to die in the American Civil War.
Round Lake was once "the Round Lake Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopical Church." a revival tent city that became permanent houses circa 1869. Round Lake was incorporated as a village in 1969.
The Ruhle Road Lenticular Metal Truss Bridge 1888 and Wiggins-Collamer House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The first residents of what was to become Malta were the Mohawk Indians who made their camps on the shores of bucolic lake Shanandhoi, or as it is now known Round Lake.
The first European settlers were believed to be two men named Drummond and McKelpin, both Tories who left to avoid the Revolutionary War and never returned. Drummond Creek is said to be named for this early settler.
John Hunter and Ashbel Andrews arrived about the same time from Connecticut and also settled near Round Lake.
The name Malta derives from the first settlement called Maltaville, (a present day hamlet on NY-9 north of the village of Round Lake) for the brewery established there along with saw, grist, and woolen mills. However, agriculture was the main occupation through most of the town's history, giving way today to housing, commerce, and industries such as Global Foundries
The town of Malta was formed from the town of Stillwater, March 3, 1802. A portion of the town of Saratoga was added March 28, 1805.
Round Lake Village originally called: The Round Lake Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopical Church At first, attendees of the revival meetings lived in tents. By 1868 more permanent structures including gingerbread cottages, a two-story trustees office and bookstore, and a market appeared.
The 1980-pipe Ferris Tracker organ, originally built in 1847 for Calvary Episcopal Church in New York City, was moved to the Round Lake Auditorium in 1888 and is considered to be the oldest and largest three-manual organ in existence. The organ is still used for musical programs today.
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