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Schenectady County History


It is no coincidence that Schenectady County is steeped in history which was vital to the funding and industrial growth of New York State. It has been a county since 1809, chartered from a western portion of Albany County and strategically located in the cradle of five mountain ranges – namely, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Helderbergs, the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. The easternmost settlement of the Mohawk Valley, Schenectady is known as the “Gateway to the West.”

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  • Population: 146,555
  • Year Organized: 1809
  • Area: 206 Square Miles

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