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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Village of Middleburgh

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1473 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Village of Middleburgh

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The village of Middleburgh was settled in 1712 by the Palatine Germans under the name of Weiser's Dorf, being the first settlement in the Schoharie Valley. Its name was changed to Middleburgh in 1801. Middleburgh is situated on the eastern bank of the Schoharie River 700 feet above sea level, surrounded by picturesque mountains, still bearing their original Indian names, and contains a population of 1,200 souls with a streetage of five miles. From Life and Adventures of Timothy Murphy by courtesy of its author, Paul B. Mattice.

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