Journey through the captivating history of Wilton, a town located just north of Saratoga Springs in eastern New York State. From the Native Americans who first inhabited the area to the early settlers of Wiltonville, Stiles Corner, and Gurn Spring, and the current residents, a shared love for this place has endured throughout the ages.
In "Wilton," explore the significant moments that have shaped the town's history. Learn about the Battle of Wilton, a pivotal event that took place in February 1693, leaving a lasting impact on the community. Discover the allure of Mount McGregor, renowned for its grand hotel constructed in 1884, as well as the cottage where President Ulysses S. Grant completed his memoirs shortly before his passing in 1885.
The book also delves into the fascinating story of the mineral spring water that was bottled and marketed in the early 1900s, showcasing the town's entrepreneurial spirit. Additionally, it highlights a farm that housed an astonishing forty thousand turkeys, reflecting the agricultural heritage of Wilton.
Join us as we uncover the rich tapestry of Wilton's history, from its earliest inhabitants to the present day. Experience the triumphs, challenges, and unique aspects that have shaped this remarkable town. Whether you are a resident or a history enthusiast, "Wilton" will transport you through time, allowing you to appreciate the deep-rooted heritage of this eastern New York State gem. #WiltonHistory #BattleofWilton #MountMcGregor
Jeannine Woutersz is the town historian and a fifty-year resident of Wilton. Combining more than two hundred historical images with intriguing narrative, she has created a striking tribute to the town. Throughout the process, she worked closely with the Wilton Heritage Society, to which she will donate all proceeds from the sale of Wilton.