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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Montgomery County are Ames, Amsterdam, Auriesville, Canajoharie, Charleston, Florida, Fonda, Fort Hunter, Fort Johnson, Fort Plain, Freysbush, Fultonville, Glen, Hagaman, Minaville, Minden, Mohawk, Nelliston, Palatine, Palatine Bridge, Root, Sprakers, Sprout Brook, St. Johnsville, Tribes Hill, Valley Brook

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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2020 census, the population was 49,532. The county seat is Fonda. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 at the Battle of Quebec. Historically occupied by the Mohawk people, one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, the county was created in 1772 during the period of British colonial rule as Tryon County. In 1784, after the Americans gained independence in the War, it was renamed Montgomery County for one of the heroes.Montgomery County comprises the Amsterdam, NY Micropolitan Statistical Area. The county borders the north and south banks of the Mohawk River.