Skip to main content


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.




2016 General Election Official Results

2016 Unofficial Primary Results 

Official Results April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary


FOR SALE: 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.


Human Services Committee meeting at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the Department of Social Services’ Conference Room in Indian Lake to meet with Roberta Bly to discuss the Fraud Investigator position and office replacement.

COMMITTEE DAY - August 28, 2017

Employee Evaluations – Schedule to Follow from Kim

Sheriff Abrams & Don Purdy, Emergency Management Director
To Discuss Staffing Issues

For Consideration of Proposed Local Law No. 11 of 2017 A Local Law to Extend the
Additional Mortgage Recording Tax in the County of Hamilton and Resolution of the Board of
Supervisors of Hamilton County Extending the General Sales and Compensating Use Taxes
for a Period of Three Years and any other business that may come before said Board



Proposed Local Law  - 7 of 2016 Click HERE

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