National Register Listings in
Warren County, New York

18th Separate Company Armory Argent Apartments Bemis Eye Sanitarium Complex Birdsall, Stephen T., House Burnham, Thomas, House Chestertown Historic District Colvin, Addison B., House Cowles, W.T., House Cunningham House Delaware and Hudson Passenger Station Delong, Zopher, House Dix, James L., House Ferguson, Dr. James, Office First Presbyterian Church FORWARD shipwreck site (motor launch) Foster, Dr. Charles A., House Fredella Avenue Historic District Fredella, Joseph J., House and Garage Gates Homestead Glens Falls Cemetery Glens Falls Feeder Canal Glens Falls High School Glens Falls Home for Aged Women Goodman, Stephen L., House Hague Baptist Church Hamlet of Warrensburgh Historic District Heintzelman Library Hoopes House House at 216 Warren Street Hyde House Joubert and White Building Krum, Hiram, House Lake George Battlefield Park Historic District Little, Russell M., House MaGee, Merrill, House Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum McEchron, William, House Methodist Episcopal Church Mixter Blacksmith Shop MOHICAN II (steamboat) North Creek Railroad Station Complex Old Warren County Courthouse Complex Ordway, Jones, House Owl's Nest Parks, George H., House Parry, John E., House Peabody, Royal C., Estate Peyser and Morrison Shirt Company Building Potter, Ephraim B., House Queensbury Hotel, The Queensbury Quaker Burying Ground Riverside Train Station Rosekrans, Enoch, House Rugge, A. S., House Sagamore Hotel Complex Sanford House Sherman House Silver Bay Association Complex Smith Flats Society of Friends Hall St. James Episcopal Church St. Mary's Academy Stilwell, Thomas, House Stower, Asa, House Three Squares Historic District US Post Office-Lake George Wait, F. W., House Warrensburg Mills Historic District Wiawaka Holiday House Wilmarth, Martin L. C., House Wing, Helen, House Woodward Hall
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, was the site of the Stonewall riots in 1969, which are considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement.
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 condensed summary of the historical journey 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.