Minden is a town in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 4,297 at the 2010 census. The town is located at the western edge of the county. It has possessed a post office from 1802 to 1903.
The town was first settled around 1748.
During the American Revolution a small fort was constructed in 1778 at Fort Plain village. In 1780, the village was attacked by Tories and allied natives. They burned and sacked the community, but were not able to overcome the defenders at the fort.
The town was formed in 1798 from the Town of Canajoharie.
In 1985, Minden was found to be home to a cocaine processing lab set up by the Cali cocaine cartel, which was shut down following a state police investigation of an explosion at the lab.