About Washington County
If you are looking for the astonishing beauty of both man-made and natural attractions, then the Washington County is the right place for you to be with your loved ones. Its location is just absolutely flawless. On the east, you can see the Green Vermont Mountains.
Then, if you are headed toward the north, you will find the fabulous lakes, George and Champlain. On the west, you can find the Saratoga Springs, and finally on the south the Capital District. In the heart of all this beauty, the Washington County is located.
As soon as you begin your countryside journey, you will notice the importance of agriculture for this region. This place is proud of its rich heritage. There are many businesses and sites that organize festivals, fairs, tours, and special events in order to honor their ancestors and glorious history. The local cuisine and countless restaurants’ menus are based on locally cultivated vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, bread, and maple syrup.
There are so many interesting things to visit and see. Exploration is the synonym for this exciting region. No one will judge you if your idea of fun is to become a restless shopaholic or an enthusiastic fisherman. Recreational places are scattered all over the county. There are more streams and lakes that you can possibly count. If you are interested in arts, then the abundance of cultural offerings is going to be a pleasant surprise for you. There are so many museums, galleries, and theaters that you will have a trouble of finding enough time to visit them all. Let's not leave out the fans of historic sites, ancient architecture, and antiques. One thing is for sure. They won't be disappointed a bit.
Getting into the Washington County has never been easier. You are just a few hours away from NYC, Montreal or Boston. The international airports in Vermont and Albany will suit the long-distance travelers just fine.
The Washington County’s townships: Fort Ann, Jackson, Kingsbury, Fort Edward, Whitehall, White Creek, Dresden, Easton,Putnam, Salem, Argyle, Cambridge, Granville, Greenwich, Hebron, Hampton, and Hartford.
Villages: Whitehall, Granville, Greenwich, Fort Ann, Argyle, Fort Edward, Cambridge, and Hudson Falls.
Hamlets: Goose Island, Salem, Shushan, East Greenwich, Kattskill Bay, East Lake George, and Huletts Landing.
Washington County Church Records
Let’s begin our story about church records with Archibald White, who was a Presbyterian Church circuit minister. Very early during his career in the church, we used to travel a lot to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In 1793, he moved to Washington County. During all this time and in countless locations Archibald White didn't stop performing numerous baptisms.
Here are some important pieces of information from his journal, including the baptism records for a period of more than 15 years:
- Fort Miller Reformed Church Built 1813
- Membership List of the Fort Miller Reformed Church Records, 1822 -1909
- Register of marriages: Coila, Cambridge, Salem 1791-1852
- History of the Presbytery of Argyle of the United Presbyterian Church of North America
- St. Patrick’s Church, Cambridge, NY – Pew Book – 1864-1870
- Centennial celebration of the United Presbyterian Church, 1797-1897
- Sketches of the life and character of the Rev. Lemuel Haynes, A.M.