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Mayfield Town

Mayfield Town Hall is located at 75 North Main Street, Mayfield NY 12117; phone: 518-661-5254.

The Town of Mayfield is centrally located in Fulton County. The Town of Johnstown, the City of Gloversville, and the City of Johnstown border it to the west. To the south is Amsterdam and to the north are the Adirondack Mountains. The early history of Mayfield was one of small family farming and logging, which took place in the Adirondacks. Small glove shops flourished in the Town primarily because of the nearby tanneries in Gloversville and Johnstown. Early Mayfield saw a vibrant downtown village with a number of shops in a community hub of stores and residences. Today Mayfield is primarily a rural, residential community made up of a mix of homes and small active farms. Residential properties are mixed throughout the Village and Town. There are few industrial sites within the Town. The Adirondack Mountains and the road systems have been a major factor in the development of the Town. State Highway 30 leads north into the Town and joins State Highway 30A which travels from Johnstown and Gloversville. State Highway 30 continues north into the Adirondack Mountains. Mayfield is now a Gateway Community to the Adirondacks and benefits from the beauty of the surrounding mountains. In 1930 the Sacandaga Reservoir was created, and the resulting man-made lake is located partially within the Town of Mayfield. This lake was created for flood control but became a tourist attraction for residents within the Town of Mayfield as well as travelers to the upstate New York area. The Reservoir was changed in name to the Great Sacandaga Lake. The Lake and the Adirondack Mountains are valuable land features of the northern portion of the Town. [1]

  1. Town of Mayfield, Village of Mayfield, Comprehensive Plan, 2001,, accessed August, 2009.
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