Place:Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United States


Alt namesHalf Moonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates42.853788°N 73.725471°W
Located inSaratoga, New York, United States

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Halfmoon is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 25,662 at the 2020 census. The town is apparently named for the shape of the lower elevation land north of the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. It is also said to be named for Henry Hudson's ship, the Halve Maen.

Halfmoon is in the southeastern part of the county and is north of Albany.


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The earliest settlements took place circa 1680 by the Mohawk River.

The town was formed while still part of Albany County in 1788. The name was briefly changed to Orange when the town of Waterford was created in 1816 from part of Halfmoon; however, the current name was restored in 1820. In 1828, the western portion of the town was used to create the town of Clifton Park.

The Erie Canal was built along the southern part of Halfmoon, part of the Mohawk River.

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