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Split Ranch Sold January 2015 $254,500 4 Bedroom 3 Bath 2-Car Garage 2,246 square feet

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Contemporary Colonial Sold February 2015 $266,000 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath 2-car garage 2,233 Square Feet

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About Moreau

Moreau, New York is a town in northern Saratoga County with an area of 44 square miles. The population was 13,826 as of the 2000 census.

Demographics: There were 5,128 households as of the 2000 census. Ethnicity: 95% European Origin, 3% African American, less than 2% Asian, Native American, African, Hispanic or Latino, or other

 

 

 

 

 

 

History: The first residents of the area were the Algonquian and the Haudenosaunee Native Americans. In this fertile valley where their boundaries met they 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 residents of European decent were Elijah Parks and his sons near South Glens Falls in 1766. He built a the first saw mill in the town. Durring the struggle for American independance his son Elisha was mortally wounded by musket fire from Tories and Native Americans loyal to the King George of England.

On March 28, 1805 the town was created from the Town of Northumberland. It is named for the French General Jean Victor Moreau

Jean Victor Moreau

Settlement continued with homes, saw and grist mills, and blacksmith shops established in this area of fertile lands, abundant forests, and plentiful water supplies. Able Crandall opened the first tavern in 1797. Hamilton built the first grist mill in circa 1800.

Grist Mill (typical)

George Reynolds built the Reyonlds House (below) in 1800. It was a tavern on the stage coach route crunning from Saratoga Springs to Ft. Edward and Gansevoort to Moreau. The house was a meeting place for political and social groups and office town meetings were held in the dwelling. Until 20 years ago it was still occupied by a family member.

Moreau New York Reynolds House

Early settlers established schools and churches; the earliest a Baptist Church in 1792

Ballmorl

A narrow gauge railroad once linked downtown Saratoga Springs with The Balmoral Hotelon Mount McGregor near the present Grant Cottage State Historic Site 1897
Notable residents: Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs in the last days of his life on McGregor Mountain

Cooper's Cave Moreau NY

In 1825 after returning from exploring the Adirondacks and inspired by "these dark and silent caves" in the heart of the Hudson River, James Fenimore Cooper took pen in hand to write his most famous and beloved novel, The Last of the Mohicans. (above Cooper's Cave under the bridge that connects South Glens Falls with the City of Glens Falls)

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