Gansevoort, New York

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Coordinates: 43°11′43″N 73°39′0″W / 43.19528°N 73.65000°W / 43.19528; -73.65000
Gansevoort
hamlet
Country United States
State New York
County Saratoga County
Town Northumberland
Elevation 240 ft (73.2 m)
Coordinates 43°11′43″N 73°39′0″W / 43.19528°N 73.65000°W / 43.19528; -73.65000
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12831
Area code 518
Location of Gansevoort in New York
Location of New York in the United States

Gansevoort is a hamlet in the town of Northumberland in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The hamlet of Gansevoort draws its name from Peter Gansevoort,[1] a hero in the Siege of Fort Stanwix (Fort Schuyler) which contributed to the downfall of Burgoyne's army at the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War.

History[edit]

Gansevoort was originally settled by the Mohawk and Iroquois Indians[2] and many burial mounds and artifacts from this time can still be found in the area. White settlers moved in around the 1760s, brought in following military and hunting camps.[3] The hamlet was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, given its proximity to Canada.[4]

The Dutch Reformed Church of Gansevoort and Gansevoort Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Demographics[edit]

No census data is available for the hamlet of Gansevoort.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 
  2. ^ "Settlers of Gansevoort". 
  3. ^ "(title)". 
  4. ^ "NY history". 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.