Historical Markers in
Warren County, New York

18th Separate Company Armory A Common Stone A Grist Mill Adirondack Forest Preserve Adirondack Railway Company Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O’Keeffe Barton Mines Battle of Lake George Battles at Sabbath Day Point Believe It! The Comet Blind Rock Bloody Morning Scout Bloody Pond Bolton Veterans’ Memorial Charles R. Bishop Childhood Home Church of Infant Jesus Church Of Rockwell Falls Church of the Good Shepherd City Park’s Development Civil War Monument Col. Williams Monument Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr. Colonial Maritime Heritage Cooper’s Cave Cpl. Charles D. Ross Dedicated in Honor Dedicated to All Veterans Delaware & Hudson Railroad District 10 School Engine House Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy Ferguson Hollow First Methodist First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls First Wilderness/ Lake Luzerne First Wood Pulp Grinder Five Mile Run Floyd Bennett Memorial Fort George Fowler-Dains House French Mtn. Hamlet Garfield's Hotel & Tavern Garnar Tannery Gen. Henry Knox Trail Gen. Henry Knox Trail Gen. Henry Knox Trail Gen. Henry Knox Trail George Reis Home Georgia O'Keeffe Glens Falls 9/11 Memorial Glens Falls Area Glens Falls War Memorial Glens Falls/Chepontuc Global War on Terrorism Gore Mountain Gondola Cabin Hague Heritage Cemetery Half Way Brook Half Way Brook Hamilton Lodge 144 F & A M Henry Crandall History of Crandall Public Library House 1840 James Cameron Jessup's Patent John P. Bowman Johnsburg Korean War Monument Lake George Lake George Lake George Lake George in the American Revolution Lake George Region Veterans Memorial Lake George Steamboat Company Lake George War Memorial Lake House Lake Luzerne Legendary Rocks Lime Kiln Site Mathew B. Brady Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers Military Dock Military Road Montcalm's Camp Mountainside Library North Creek Depot North Creek Railway Station North Creek Turntable Northeast Bastion Northwest Bastion Old Courthouse Old Quaker Burying Ground Oneida Peace and Victory Monument Radeau Land Tortoise Radeau Warship Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial Scotch Church Sembrich Museum & Lakeside Grounds Site of First Town Board Meeting Site of Wayside Inn Southeast Bastion Southwest Bastion St. Mary’s Church Stockaded Fort 1759 Stony Creek Stony Creek War Memorials Submerged Track Sunken Fleet The 1755 Battle of Lake George The Battlefield Marker The Battles of Saratoga - 1777 The Cannon The Church of the Messiah (Episcopal) The Comet The Dairy Building The DeLong House The Doughboy The Forest Preserve and Adirondack Park The Hague Market The Historic Sagamore Hotel The Hospital The Huddle The North Creek Railroad Depot The onetime Dr. James Ferguson Office The Scout The Town of Warrensburgh The Working Side of Hague The Wreck of the Steamboat John Jay Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt This is "Porcellino" Thurman Towers Hall Town Hall Town of Hague Centennial Town of Thurman War Memorial Tree of Friendship Trolley Power Villa Marie Antoinette War Memorial Warren County Warren County Warrensburg Warrensburg Historical Park Warrensburgh Bicentennial Garden Warship Row Weber Furlong Welcome to North Creek Wiawaka Bateaux Wing Memorial “The Spirit of Glens Falls”
The Erie Canal, which opened in 1825 and connects the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, was originally mocked as "Clinton's Folly" after Governor DeWitt Clinton, who championed the project. However, the canal became an economic boon for New York and helped turn the state into a major commercial center.
Warren County, located in upstate New York, has a rich and diverse history that spans several centuries. The region was originally inhabited by the Algonquin and Iroquois Native American tribes before European settlers arrived in the 18th century. Originally part of Albany County, Warren County was established in 1813, named after American Revolutionary War hero General Joseph Warren.

In the early years of settlement, agriculture played a significant role in Warren County's economy. Farmers cultivated crops such as corn, wheat, and potatoes, while the region's abundant forests provided timber for construction and trade. The completion of the Champlain Canal in 1823 opened up new opportunities for commerce and transportation, linking Warren County to markets throughout the Hudson River Valley.

The mid-19th century brought significant changes to the county with the emergence of the lumber and mining industries. The vast forests of Warren County were harvested for timber, which was used for building homes, ships, and railroad ties. Additionally, iron mines were opened, and the county became an important producer of iron ore. This period of growth and industrialization led to an increase in population and the development of new towns and villages throughout Warren County.

With the decline of the lumber and mining industries in the late 19th century, tourism emerged as a major economic driver for Warren County. The region's natural beauty, including Lake George, the Adirondack Mountains, and numerous recreational opportunities, attracted visitors from near and far. Today, Warren County continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination, offering a wide range of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and historical sites that showcase the county's fascinating past.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Warren County, New York.

  • 1768 - Warren County founded as part of Albany County in the Province of New York.
  • 1772 - The town of Queensbury is settled.
  • 1780 - During the American Revolutionary War, General John Stark's forces win the Battle of Bennington, which helps to secure the area.
  • 1813 - Warren County is officially formed on March 12th, 1813.
  • 1839 - Lake George steamboats begin operating, promoting tourism in the region.
  • 1851 - A fire destroys a significant portion of the county seat, resulting in the relocation of the county government to Glens Falls.
  • 1863 - The Battle of Fort Ann, a minor engagement during the American Civil War, takes place in Warren County.
  • 1908 - The Glen Iris Inn on Lake Placid, now known as The Sagamore, opens and becomes a renowned resort attracting wealthy visitors.
  • 1928 - The Sacandaga Reservoir is completed, flooding large portions of the county and displacing numerous communities.
  • 1950s - The construction of the Northway (Interstate 87) brings increased accessibility to Warren County and boosts tourism.