Saratoga.—This is an Indian word of the Iroquois language. And the inflections oga and aga are local phrases and only mean place. And in the same sense the inflection aga, is used in the words On-ond-aga and Sac-and-aga. But what meaning the Indians attached to the inflections Sar-at or Sor-agh in the word Sar-at-oga or Sar- agh-ogaf we have not been able to learn. We know of the locality to which they applied the word Saraghtoga, that it was a tract of land lying from forty to fifty miles north from Albany, on the west bank of the Hudson River.
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