The County seat of Fulton County is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and the highlands of the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. Johnstown’s founder, Sir William Johnson, built his baronial home here in 1762. Shortly after, he laid out a small settlement, which he named John’s Town after his son John. Johnstown has evolved significantly since the late eighteenth century and has left in its historical path many unique features: the Battle of Johnstown, one of the last battles of the American Revolution, was fought here in 1781, and the famous suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born here. Johnstown is known for having the oldest existing courthouse in the state, which is one of the oldest in the nation that is still being used as a courthouse today. Johnstown has been home to renowned politicians, artists, entertainers, as well as a naval hero and congressman who became one of the first commanders of Old Iron Sides in Boston Harbor.
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