About Our Community
Montgomery County, first named as Tryon County in 1772, originally had its boundaries extending as far north as the St. Lawrence River, as far south as the Pennsylvania border, and as far west as the territories of the Six Nations. The name was changed to Montgomery in 1784 in honor of General Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero.
The county has an area of 409 square miles measuring 15-16 miles North to South and 43 miles East to West. Montgomery County is made up of ten villages, one city (Amsterdam), and 10 towns, with a total US Census 2000 population of 49,708. Our county boasts six libraries and the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, all of which are rich resources for local history and genealogical research. Nearly 90 churches, synagogues, and places of worship are available for the spiritual needs of the community.
A wonderful place to establish and conduct business, Montgomery County is ideally located to service all major eastern US and Canadian markets. Located just west of Albany in the Mohawk Valley we are within 750 miles of over half of the population of the US and Canada.
Montgomery County is accessible by Route 5 and 5S and by the NYS Thruway from exits 27 (Amsterdam), 28 (Fonda-Fultonville), and 29 (Canajoharie/Palatine Bridge), as well as by scenic Routes 10, 30 and 30A, heading south from the Adirondack State park, and 67 from Saratoga.
Mileage from Major Cites
Our Cities, Towns and Villages
|Fort Johnson||St. Johnsville|
|Fort Plain||Tribes Hill|