History of Queensbury

250 Years (1762-2012)

The 2012 years marks the celebratory milestone of 250 years since the founding of the town of Queensbury, New York. In 1762, a group of Quakers arrived from the central Hudson Valley and acquired a 23,000 acre tract of land and named it Queensbury, after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. The presence of the Hudson River enabled the growth of the lumber industry, limestone and marble quarries. Up to the 1950’s, it was also an agricultural community.

Today, Queensbury’s 72 square miles is the largest municipality in Warren County, as well as its county seat. It is easily and directly accessible via I-87 from all directions, and just a few hours from major cities and surrounding states. Not only is Queensbury a mecca for light industry, shopping malls and plazas, outlets, fine restaurants, and educational institutions, but is also recognized for its recreational and cultural amenities as a family, tourist, travel, and vacation destination, given its lakes, parks, trails, skiing, rivers, mountains, lodging facilities, and the abundance of “things to do, and places to go.” It also fosters a healthy economy and housing market coupled with low taxes.

Come home to Queensbury. Happy 250th!

The Town of Queensbury is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Queensbury was once part of the great northern wilderness – a favorite hunting and fishing site for the Iroquois during the summer months.