Talk:Queensbury, New York

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Map Request[edit]

 Done{{reqmapin|New York|date=March 2009}}
I think it would be beneficial to have, instead of a map of Queensbury's location in New York, to have a map of Queensbury's location in Warren County. This map would ideally show the borders of the towns/city/village. A map showing the location of Warren County in New York could then give an impression of where in New York this place actually is. I'd do it myself but I don't know how. That and the Wiki-nazis have a cow if something isn't standardized. JBC3 (talk) 02:47, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

If you want to take a shot at making your own, I'd try copying the style used in Maryland. Kmusser (talk) 13:11, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I've never made my own image, but I may take a stab at it if someone else doesn't get around to it. --JBC3 (talk) 17:32, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I took a stab at it. Hopefully I got the copyright stuff all figured out when I uploaded it to the commons. If there are any questions or comments regarding the File:Queensbury New York.PNG map, please promptly bring them to my attention. --JBC3 (talk) 23:26, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
You may want to take a look at the style used for city, town, village, and CDP articles in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. I recomend using the same style without being a "wiki-nazi" about it, it is a style that looks clean and professional. You may want to bring the version of the map that is on this article now and bring it to Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Image workshop where they can clean it up and if you agree on making it the same as the other counties in this area they can do that, they are the ones that have done all the other municipalities in the CD. Examples can be found at Schenectady, New York, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Troy, New York. It also is the one of the most common, if not standardized, style used all over the United States for municipal articles, I've seen it used in just about every state. Camelbinky (talk) 23:54, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

County Seat controversy?[edit]

I suspect that the Town of Queensbury is not really the county seat of Warren County for the following reasons; (1) Towns are not county seats in NY, (2) The county government is a board of supervisors from each town, thus making it rather unlikely that any town would be the seat of county government, (4) there is a community called Queensbury in the town, and (4) what happened to Lake George as the county seat?Stepp-Wulf (talk) 02:17, 14 July 2009 (UTC).

I dont recall anything saying that towns can not be county seats in NY for one. Two- not all county governments consist of a board of supervisors from each town (The counties of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady all have legislatures consisting of popularly elected representatives from districts drawn with some, but little, regard towards town or city boundaries and mostly do cross those boundaries) so I see no reason why that would stop a town from being the county seat. Three (or your first four, you have duplicates)- yea, there is a hamlet called Queensbury, but it is not a political entity and if IT were the site of the county government that would still make the town of Queensbury the county seat. Four- I have no clue if Lake George (either the town or the village) have ever been the county seat. My personal opinion is that Warrensburg should become the town seat, its centrally located and its got the name of the county in its name, but that is off the subject and just me soapboxing.
JBC3 is an editor with much more experience on Warren County than I, and has worked extensively on making Administrative divisions of New York a good article and resource. You may want to contact that user directly on his talk page or check out the said article and see if any answers are there. Or of course there is simply going to the website of Warren County and seeing it there...*Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time. A.E. HousmanCamelbinky (talk) 02:42, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Stepp-Wulf, I respect that you disagree on some personal level about a town being a county seat, but that does not change the facts that can be cited. As has already been pointed out to you on my talk page, the Warren County talk page, and the Fort Edward town talk page, a town can be a county seat, a fact that is supported by the references. The Warren County Municipal Center, the seat of Warren County government, is located in the town of Queensbury. The so-called Queensbury hamlet is near Washington County, nowhere near the county seat. The nearest hamlets are French Mountain and Paradise Beach. The Municipal Center is within the 12845 ZIP code, which the USPS refers to as "Lake George". Still, the ZIP code is not the county seat. The National Association of Counties says that the county seat of Warren County is Queensbury. Perhaps you should take your discussion up with them. --JBC3 (talk) 15:02, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

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