Place:Corinth (town), Saratoga, New York, United States

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NameCorinth (town)
Alt namesCorinth
Jessups Landingsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36031994
TypeTown
Coordinates43.233°N 73.817°W
Located inSaratoga, New York, United States


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Corinth is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 6,531 at the 2010 census.[1] The town contains a village also named Corinth. The town is on the northeast border of the county, north of Saratoga Springs. The town is noted as "the snowshoe capital of the world".

History

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Around 1763, after the French and Indian War, Ebenezer Jessup and his brother Edward from Luzerne began lumbering operations in the town. They floated rafts of logs down the Hudson. To bypass Palmer Falls they landed the rafts at a place called "Jessup's Landing", now the public beach of the Village of Corinth. They loaded the logs onto wagons and carted them around the falls. During the American Revolution the Jessups sided with the Loyalists and fled to Canada, where they commanded a unit known as "Jessup's Loyal Rangers". For a long time the area was known as Jessup's Landing. The first permanent settlement in this area was around 1777, when Joseph Eggleston moved from Wilton to escape British raiders. John W. Taylor moved from Charlton to Jessup's Landing around 1808 and helped organize the Town of Corinth in 1818.

Around 1790 Ambrose Clothier moved from Connecticut and built a cabin near Lake Bonita on Mount McGregor. He had three sons and three daughters, and all his sons were noted fiddlers. The area around Beaver Brook near the Hudson is today known as "Clothier Hollow".Other early settlers in this area were Benjamin Ide, Jonathan Hodges, William Grippen, Lawrence Barber, Jonathan Barrass, and Hathaway Randall.[2]

A third area of settlement was South Corinth (originally Chapman's Corners) along the Kayaderosseras Creek near the border with Greenfield. This area was settled around 1788 by Adam Comstock from Warwick, Rhode Island, who served in the New York State Assembly from 1792 to 1840, and the New York State Senate from 1805 to 1808. Other early settlers were Benjamin Carpenter, Nathaniel Edwards, Frederick Parkman, Jeremiah Eddy, John Purqua, and Washington Chapman.[3]

The town was formed in 1818 from the town of Hadley. The first business was to decide on a name. Mrs. Washington Chapman was allowed to choose the name. She opened her bible randomly to the Epistle to the Corinthians, so the town became Corinth.

Lumbering was important to the early town, which had more than thirty sawmills. After the American Civil War, many paper mills opened in the town.

In 1888, the hamlet of Corinth incorporated as a village.

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