Fonda in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784
Montgomery County 1784
Name changed to Montgomery
County in honor of Major General
Richard Montgomery 1784
County Seat moved from
Johnstown to Fonda, 1836, and
Present court house built
Fulton County set off 1838
leaving city of Amsterdam
and towns of Amsterdam,
Canajoharie, Charleston, Florida,
Glen, Minden, Mohawk, Palatine,
Root, and St. Johnsville
Erected by State of New York 1933
Erected 1933 by the State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 42° 57.199′ N, 74° 22.58′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. The marker is mounted to a four sided monument on the lawn of the Fonda court house. Each of the 4 sides is a different marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fonda NY 12068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (here, next to this marker); Fonda (here, next to this marker); Major General Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); The 115th & 153rd Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wemple Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Douw Fonda (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.