Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Village of Waterford
The Oldest Incorporated Village in the United States
The document at the left is a copy of the original Charter adopted by the village founders, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly officially incorporating the Village of Waterford on March 25, 1794, and thus documenting the Village's status as the oldest continuously incorporated Village in the United States.
Broad Street, the historical center of the Village is still the focus of Waterford commerce, transportation and social events.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 42° 47.363′ N, 73° 40.541′ W. Marker is in Waterford, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 4) and First Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford NY 12188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterford Village Historic District (here, next to this marker); Troy - Waterford Bridge (here, next to this marker); Waterford Birthplace of Howard Lindsay (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterford N.Y. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterford War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterford Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.