The Village of Northville, NY is located in Fulton County in the Town of Northampton.
It is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within the Adirondack Park. Northville sits on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake, where the Sacandaga River flows in from the north.
The first permanent settlement took place in the late 1780’s. Main Street was surveyed and laid out in 1797. In 1807 only six families lived along Main Street. The village was incorporated in 1873.
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the lumber industry created a boomtown with milling, cooperage, tanning and woodenware industries.
Up into the early 1900’s the Village (as well as the Hamlet of Sacandaga Park, across the river) enjoyed a strong economy and a rich cultural life.
There were a number of large hotels, entertainment halls and a railroad. The construction of the Conklingville Dam in 1929 brought major changes to the local economy.
The gates of the dam were closed on March 27, 1930 and although the Village of Northville itself was mostly spared, several other communities, including a large portion of Sacandaga Park were flooded and gone forever.
More from the Village Historian Historical Walking Tour NNHA Newletters Historic Articles