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Waterford Town

Waterford Town Hall is located at 65 Broad Street, Waterford NY 12188; phone: 518-235-8184.

Beginnings [1]

Waterford was formed from Half Moon in 1816. It lies at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, in the south-east corner of the county. The town was formerly known as Half Moon Point, and the semi-circular tract between the Hudson and the Mohawk was called Half Moon. Its present name originated from the fact that at the Village of Waterford, a ford crossed to Haver Island.

The town was first settled by the Dutch at a very early day. John Cramer was the first town supervisor.

  1. French, J.H., Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the geography, Geology, and General History of the State ..., Ira J. Friedman Inc., Port Washington, NY 1860
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