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Hamilton County remained a wilderness long after New York State had divided into counties. It was formed from Montgomery County on April 12, 1816 as a provisional county. Around 1840 it became an independent organization with the county seat at Sageville, the present Lake Pleasant.

It is located in the north-central portion of the state and contains approximately 1,806 square miles of beautiful mountainous terrain with many lakes, rivers and streams. It is New York State's third largest county, the least populated and located entirely within the Adirondack Park.

The county has nine towns and one incorporated village. Speculator, incorporated in 1925, is situated within the Town of Lake Pleasant.

Tourism is the most important industry and the whole area is a favorite spot for vacationers and sportsmen.




November 27, 2:15 PM-  Central Government/ Internal Management Committee Meeting at the Lake Pleasant Conference Room with District Attorney Marsha Purdue to discuss staffing issues

Resolution No. 259-17 adopted by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 5, 2017 setting the Annual Session Dates. 
November 2, 10:30 AM
November 7, 10:30 AM
November 13, 10:30 AM
November 27, 10:30 AM
December 7, AUDIT 10:30 AM
December 15, AUDIT 10:30 AM


Proposed Local Law
  - 7 of 2016 Click HERE

Public hearing to propase a Local Law overriding the Tax Levy Limit -  click HERE

Unofficial General Election Results including Absentees

Unofficial General Election Results November 7, 2017

Unofficial Write-in Campaign Results for the November 7, 2017 General Election

Town of Arietta Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Benson Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Hope Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Indian Lake Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Indian Lake General Election Propositions
Town of Inlet Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Lake Pleasant Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Long Lake Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Morehouse Sample General Election Ballot
Town of Wells Sample General Election Ballot

General Election NYS PropositionsOfficial September 12, 2017 Primary Results

The Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency is offering 2 parcels for sale on Elm Lake Road, in the Village of Speculator, NY. Please see the IDA page on this website under Economic Development for more information.

Sheriff - (518) 548-3113

Board of Supervisors - (518) 548-6651

County Clerk - (518) 548-7111

County Treasurer - (518) 548-7911

Tourism Information - (800) 648 -5239