WILTON NY REAL ESTATE HOMES
Wilton NY Real Estate Homes. The Town of Wilton is in the northeastern part of the county, northeast of Saratoga Springs, which it borders. As of the census of 2010, there were 16,173 people. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2). 35.9 square miles (93 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water. U.S. Route 9 and the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) are parallel north-south highways. New York State Route 50 is a north-south highway in the eastern part of Wilton.
Wilton NY Real Estate Homes. The region, once called “Palmertown,” was first settled around 1764. The first settlers came to Wilton, or Palmertown as it was known earlier, between the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution. In 1764 the Brisbin brothers began a saw mill on the Snook Kill, which comes tumbling off the Palmertown Mountain Range in the North west section of Wilton. After the Revolution, the families of Stiles, Kings, Phillips, Laings, Perrys, Emersons, Dimmicks, Johnsons and McGregors left their marks as well as their names on many small hamlets such as: King’s Station, Stiles corners, Dimmicks corners, Emersons corners and Mt. McGregor.
The McGregor brothers came from Scotland in 1787 and settled in an area near Palmertown. They began farming and operated a gristmill soon after they arrived. Duncan McGregor built a small hotel atop a mountain which became known as Mt. McGregor.
The Town of Wilton was created in 1818 from the Town of Northumberland. The one common link between the Native Americans, early settlers, and present day residents of Wilton is ” Love of the Land “. As the Iriquois were attracted by the forests, streams, mineral waters, and good fertile land, so were the first pioneer families.
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The Hotel Balmoral, a grand luxury hotel, was built on the mountain in 1883 and was destroyed by fire in 1897. Mt McGregor is the site of Grant Cottage where General U.S. Grant spent his last days his last weeks finishing his memoirs prior to his death at the Cottage on July 23, 1885.
Emersons corners was named for Broadstreet Emerson who owned a Tavern c.1790 that was the first seat of Government in Wilton. The site is marked by an historic marker at the corner of Ballard and North Rds. In the late 1800’s a bottling plant distributed the Gurn Spring Mineral Water and the area was then known as Gurn Spring. The Spring was closed in the early 1900’s. The Gurn Spring Methodist Church c.1885, The South Wilton Church and the Wiltonville Church 1871 are still in existence, but no longer operate as Methodist churches. The combined congregations now occupy the Trinity Methodist on Ballard Road.
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