Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, New York

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  • 24 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Town
of Stillwater, New York

WHEREAS, Each and every city, town, village and hamlet within its
borders proudly resonates with the rich and noble history of the State
of New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commemorate the anniversary of the founding of municipalities throughout
the State, noting in turn their contributions to the fabric and develop-
ment of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, New York, recognizing the
significance of this special anniversary and applauding its distin-
guished history; and
WHEREAS, Located on a major road from Albany, New York, to Canada, the
Town and Village of Stillwater, New York thrive; while the village was
founded in 1816, many preceding years fostered important historical
events; and
WHEREAS, Initially, Native Americans would cross the Hoosick River
from the historic Town and Village of Stillwater; later, in the years
1690, 1691, and 1709, and during the French and Indian Wars, there were
expeditionary forces; and
WHEREAS, A blockhouse and stockade called Fort Ingoldsby were built in
Stillwater in 1709 by Peter Schuyler to protect the river landing;
later, in 1756, it was replaced by Fort Winslow and, its storehouses
were again used during the American Revolution; and
WHEREAS, In 1732 the Cornelius Vandenburg house was built across the
river and a ferry was based there; the house still stands with its date,
1732, in iron figures plainly visible; several other streets in the
village also honor Revolutionary War heroes and outstanding personal-
ities; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Stillwater furnished the field for the Battles of
Bemis Heights - or Saratoga and, half of the 13th Albany Militia Regi-
ment which helped defeat the British on October 7, 1777, now officially
one of the 15 most decisive battles of the world, and, the area is now
the Saratoga National Historical Park; and
WHEREAS, Saratoga County was formed in 1791 and the first meeting of
the county Board of Supervisors was held in Stillwater; the Town itself
was formed in 1791, and the Village was incorporated in 1816; and
WHEREAS, There is currently a building boom and with the growth of
industry such as the tech park, people are discovering the benefits of
living in this great town and village and census figures show that
Stillwater is growing steadily; and
WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, the Town of Stillwater continues its commitment to enhancing
the quality of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive business,
institutional and educational climate, and providing all essential
services; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, New York,
recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play in the
life of the community of the State of New York and to enthusiastically
salute its residents as they celebrate this auspicious occasion; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Town of Stillwater, New York.


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