What is Saratoga

Saratoga (was) organized also in 1788. Saratoga has a river margin on the east, the beautiful Lake of Saratoga on the west, and the winding stream of Fish creek coursing its way from the shores of the lake to the banks of the Hudson, at Schuylerville; these, with its undulating surface and productive soil make it one of the most interesting townships in Saratoga county. Schuylerville and Victory are its villages. Schuylerville was the residence of Gen’l Schuyler, whose mansion and surrounding buildings were destroyed under Gen’l Burgoyne, in 1777. The place where Gen’l Burgoyne surrendered his sword to Gen’l Gates is said to be a short distance north of the site of the old Schuyler mansion, on which is the dwelling house now occupied by George Strover, Esq.
From AN ANALYSIS PRINCIPAL MINERAL FOUNTAINS SARATOGA SPRINGS, EMBRACING AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR HISTORY: THEIR CHEMICAL AND CURATIVE PROPERTIES; TOGETHER WITH GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR THEIR USE; ALSO, SOME REMARKS UPON THE NATURAL HISTORY, AND OBJECTS OF GENERAL INTEREST IN THE COUNTY OF SARATOGA, BY K L. ALLEN, M. D. 1858.
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