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Some of the historic images that shaped the development of Stillwater, New York.

Our history through pictures ...

This page features links to a variety of historic photo galleries — a pictorial view of what shaped the history of the Stillwater, New York— the people, architecture and community. Simply click on a Photo Gallery title below and use the arrows on the next page to guide you through the photographs posted here.

A brief history

Strategically located at the joining of the Hudson and Hoosac Rivers, Stillwater was the site of the Battles of Saratoga in 1777, which took place in the northern part of the town and led to the defeat of the British during the Revolutionary War. Stillwater became an official town on March 7, 1788, and the village was later incorporated in 1816. During the 19th century, the opening of the canals along the Hudson River spurred industry in the community. The town was also an educational center, with an academy that flourished for many years. By the 20th century, Stillwater residents became more mobile, finding work outside of town, and the mills and factories began to close. Today Stillwater is known as a bedroom community with a bright future.

Stillwater, New York: Images of America Part I

Buildings, street scenes and river life

The historic pictures in this photo gallery come from a book authored by Linda Sanders entitled “Stillwater: Images of America.” Further information, descriptions and details about the images featured here are depicted in the book, which is available in the Historian’s Office. Linda Sanders is a lifelong Stillwater resident and current Village Historian and Town Deputy Historian. She is a trustee of the New York State Association of Public Historians and secretary of the Stillwater Historical Society. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in preserving of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Stillwater, New York: Images of America Part II

Its people and places

The historic pictures in this photo gallery come from a book authored by Linda Sanders entitled “Stillwater: Images of America.” Further information, descriptions and details about the images featured here are depicted in the book, which is available in the Historian’s Office. Linda Sanders is a lifelong Stillwater resident and current Village Historian and Town Deputy Historian. She is a trustee of the New York State Association of Public Historians and secretary of the Stillwater Historical Society. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Stillwater, New York: Historic marker signs

Take a walk through our streets

This photo gallery features some of the historic marker signs located throughout Stillwater and a description of the significance of each.

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