Place:Johnstown (town), Fulton, New York, United States

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NameJohnstown (town)
Alt namesJohnstownsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates43.033333°N 74.383333°W
Located inFulton, New York, United States     (1837 - )
Also located inMontgomery, New York, United States     (1788 - 1837)

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Johnstown is a town located in Fulton County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the town had a population of 7,098. The name of the town is from landowner William Johnson.

The Town of Johnstown is located on the southern border of the county.

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History

All the territory embraced within the town as it was originally erected, formed a part of the old town of Caughnawaga. This latter town was set apart in compliance with the legislative act passed March 7, 1788, requiring the division of Montgomery county into towns, in which act Caughnawaga was thus described: "All that part of the county of Montgomery bounded northerly by the north boundary of this state; easterly by the counties of Clinton, Washington and Albany; southerly by the Mohawk river; westerly by a line running from the hill called 'Anthony's nose,' north to the north bounds of the state, be and hereby is erected into a town by the name of Caughnawaga." It will thus be seen that a vast area of country was included within the ancient town, out of which several counties have since then been formed. On March 12, 1793, five years after the above date, another subdivision was made by which the towns of Amsterdam, Johnstown, Mayfield and Broadalbin were erected, but the east and west lines of Johnstown remained undisturbed. Its western boundary, indeed, was also the western boundary of Caughnawaga, being a line running directly north from Anthony's Nose, the same boundary now separating the towns of Mohawk and Palatine in Montgomery county. The south and north boundaries of Johnstown, however, have both been changed at different times, the former to create the town of Mohawk, April 4, 1837; the latter to create the town of Bleecker, April 4, 183r, and again to form a portion of the town of Caroga, April 11, 1842. The northern limits of the old town of Caughnawaga were shortened February 16, 1791, when upon the erection of Herkimer county, the present northern boundary of Fulton county (then Montgomery) was formed. The present boundaries of the town are formed by Caroga and Bleecker on the north; Mayfield and Perth on the east; Mohawk (in Montgomery county) on the south; and Ephratah on the West. It contains 45,208 1/2, acres, with an assessed valuation of $3,158,462.[1]

References

  1. History of Johnstown, NY (Town of Johnstown), retrieved 21 Jun 2017.