Hotels in Johnstown

Johnstown Details

Johnstown is a community of just over 8000 people in Fulton County, New York. It was founded by Sir William Johnson, a British army officer and an important figure in colonial New York. Johnstown is located 45 miles west of Albany. Its nearest neighbor is Gloversville, and the two communities are known as the Glove Cities.Visitors staying in discount hotels in Johnstown are within easy reach of New Yorks Finger Lakes district, a very popular vacation destination. Johnstown is also close to Adirondack Park, a protected wilderness area the size of the state of Vermont. The main local attraction is Johnson Hall State Historic Site. This was the home of Sir William Johnson and his Mohawk wife, Molly Brant, sister of the great Chief Joseph Brant. Johnson Hall is a magnificent wooden Georgian house made to appear as if made of stone. Sir William also had two block houses constructed for defense. This was the nucleus of a major estate that included a mill, a blacksmith forge, a trading post, barns, and homes for servants. At times, hundreds of Natives camped here as guests of Sir William. Johnson died in 1774, and during the Revolution the property was seized because the family was Loyalist. More of the story can be learned in the Johnstown Historical Society Museum. Check the listings for information on cheap hotels in Johnstown.