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Schoharie County History

What is now known as Schoharie County was organized as a town in Albany County in 1788, governed from Albany with no representation from Schoharie. This situation was not entirely satisfactory to the inhabitants of the region, and many petitions were sent to the Albany Legislature urging them to set Schoharie Town up as a separate county. About 1795, George Tiffany and Jacob Gebhard, of Schoharie Village, Jonathan Danforth of Middleburgh, William Beekman, John Rice and Calvin Rich of Seward and Sharon, petitioned the State Legislature for the formation of a separate county. Their request was granted on April 6, 1795.

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  • Population: 31,582
  • Year Organized: 1795
  • Area: 622 Square Miles

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