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Burnt Hills, NY


Burnt Hills is in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.

The latitude of Burnt Hills is 42.909N. The longitude is -73.895W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.


The county name derives from Indian term for "the side hill"

Saratoga County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the Albany metro area.

Ballston Spa is a village in Saratoga County,
in the Albany metro area.
It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Rev. Eliphalet Ball, an early settler


Museums near Burnt Hills, NY


Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany County, NY
Brookside Saratoga County Historical Society Museum, NY
Children's Museum at Saratoga, Saratoga County, NY
Children's Museum of Science and Technology, Rensselaer County, NY
Empire State Aerosciences Museum, NY
Historical Society of Saratoga Springs, NY
National Bottle Museum, NY
National Museum of Dance, Saratoga County, NY
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga County, NY
New York State Museum, Albany County, NY

Rensselaer County Historical Society, NY
Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum, NY
Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, NY
Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, Schenectady County, NY
Shaker Heritage Society, NY
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, NY
Walter Elwood Museum, NY
Waterford Historical Museum, NY
Watervliet Arsenal Museum, Albany County, NY



Census & demographics

 Saratoga County data
Fastest-growing counties in New York
State data - New York
Data by street address
Historical census records (Ancestry.com)

Sections below provide additional information and links about Burnt Hills travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saratoga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather.

Note: The database includes many places that are no longer populated communities. These may include rural crossroads, hamlets, ghost towns or settlements that have been absorbed by nearby cities or towns.

Burnt Hills, NY locator map
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Burnt Hills Web sites
 Saratoga County government
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Ancestry & family history
 Cemeteries in or near Burnt Hills
Cemeteries in Saratoga County
· Burnt Hills family history guide
· Birth & death records
· Census records
· Court & land records
· Family & local history
· Family tree maker
· Immigration records
· Military records
· Newspapers
· Obituaries
 Genealogy page (NY GenWeb) for Saratoga County
Libraries in or near Burnt Hills

New York

State Nickname:
Empire State

New York
State Bird:

The Bluebird

New York
State Tree:

Sugar Elm

New York
State Flower:


New York
State Motto

Excelsior (Ever Upwards)


New York State Song:
I love New York

Became a State:
 July 26,1788
11th State

State Rank

Population Rank - 3th in U.S. behind California, Texas

Area (Square Miles):
54,475 Square Miles

Main Rivers - Hudson River, Mohawk River, Genesee River

Highest Point - Mt. Marcy, 5,344 feet (1,629 m) above sea level

Bordering States - Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (water border)

Bordering Country - Canada

Bordering Bodies of Water - Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, Atlantic Ocean

Origin of the Name New York - The English took over of the area that had been called "New Netherland" in 1664, and renamed it New York to honor of the Duke of York (York is a city in England).

Dinosaur Fossils Found in New York - Coelophysis trackways (found in the Newark Basin)


Welcome to informational tidbits. This is where you should come to find out all that information that you never thought to ask about and off-line travel guides never think to tell you. Some of the bits are more important than others, but we'll leave which ones you think are important up to you.



Also known as "creatures" (upstaters are known to use both pronunciations). Here is a hodge-podge of various creatures that have surprised visitors. Some of the animals listed are quite common throughout the northeast, east, or even the entire country. We list these at the request of some folks from outside the U.S.


These are also known as "lightning bugs". They are a small, flying insect, approximately half-inch (centimeter) in length. They are easily found at night because their abdomen glows in a blinking pattern. If you look across a field (or back yard) at night, you will see hundreds of tiny yellow blinking lights. They are completely harmless to humans. The blinking pattern is used to attract the opposite sex during courtship.


This is the creature that the infamous Pepe le Peux was patterned after. If you have ever seen a dead skunk on the side of the road you know why the flowers wilt in all the cartoons! If you have never been to the US, rest assured the odor emitted from a skunk is more than pungent! The smell will infect your clothing, hair and any other substance that remains in the area for very long.


Skunks are a nocturnal animal and generally ignore humans. However, they are not above invading campsites for foodstuffs that have been left out. They will eat anything you will eat and then some. Skunks are also known to carry rabies.




Sometimes, visitors have difficulty understanding what we upstaters are talking about. It's not that our accent is so pronounced - it's just that we don't necessarily pronounce words the way they're written. In an effort to foster clearer understanding for visitors, we have listed some places and things that we don't necessarily pronounce the way you'd expect ...


In short, most of us pronounce this: crick.


While this may look like a five-syllable word, let us take care of such misconceptions! It's actually a three-syllable name for a creek in the Capital/Saratoga Region. This is pronounced: KAY-der-oss.


What's this, you ask? Well, it's the name of a city in the Capital/Saratoga Region. This was the birthplace of the General Electric Company and the site of the first television station in the US (which is still in operation!). This is pronounced: skuh-NECK-tuh-dee.


This is a quaint little village in the Central Leatherstocking Region. It is also the name of a large creek which runs through the region. It is prounounced: sko-HAIR-ee.


This is a town located in the Hudson Valley Region. The correct pronunciation is: vuh-LAY-sha.



Sing a Song of Upstate

Just a couple of interesting little bits about songs concerning upstate New York. We think they're fun to know about and hope you think so, too.
The Erie Canal:
In short, this is the classic New York song that everyone seems to learn in their elementary music classes. While the original song was actually titled "Low Bridge! Everybody Down!", the words are essentially the same. The song pertains to the Erie Canal, which was the main route west during the early nineteenth century. It followed the Mohawk River from Albany, in the Capital/Saratoga Region, through the Central Leatherstocking Region and on into the Finger Lakes and the Greater Niagara Regions!


Buffalo Gals:
Yes, you're reading this right! The popular song Buffalo Gals was originally written for the Christy Minstrels way back in the 1800's. It's about the, um, ladies who worked in Buffalo's infamous Canal District. (With thanks to Morning Edition's Mark Wozniak of radio station WBFO 88.7 FM Buffalo, WOLN 91.3 FM Olean and WUBJ 88.1 Jamestown! (For more information about the growth of Buffalo, located in the Greater Niagara Region, see the book "America's Crossroads: Buffalo's Canal Street/Dante Place: The Making of a City", by Mike Vogel, Edward Patton and Paul Redding, published by The Heritage Press, WNY Heritage Institute, Canisius College, Buffalo (ISBN 1-878097-12-1).


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