Welcome to official website of the City of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Welcome to our City. We hope you enjoy your visit and find this website useful.
Saratoga Springs relies on technology for everything from entertainment and information to business and critical services. The Internet is one of the tools Saratogians use daily to get things done. So much so that Saratoga Springs is one of the best cities to live and work in the country.
The City of Saratoga Springs, in a quest to provide citizens and visitors alike with quality service, has launched this new web site. Through the tools and information offered here, we can provide you with options to interact with the City 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
History about Saratoga Springs
The official seal adopted by the City of Saratoga Springs, depicts a Mohawk family at High Rock Spring, and is based on an illustration by John Ehninger (1827-1889). The image pays homage to High Rock, and the Native Americans who, in 1771, brought Sir William Johnson to the “great medicine spring.” In the 1770’s, several pioneers attempted settlement in the High Rock Area including Dirck Schouten, John Arnold, Samuel Norton, a son of Samuel Norton, and Gilbert Morgan. In 1783, General Philip Schuyler cut a path through the wilderness, from his home in Old Saratoga, by the Hudson River near Fish Creek, to the High Rock Spring, and built a cabin. While on a northern tour in 1783, General George Washington traveled to the High Rock Spring with his party, and drank the waters before continuing their journey southward. Alexander Bryan is considered the first permanent resident at the springs in 1787. Bryan built a blacksmith shop and an additional log building where he opened a tavern. The area around High Rock continued to develop as the Blakeslys, Risleys and Taylors settled and started businesses in what would become known as the “Upper Village.”