Moreau, New York

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Moreau is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 13,826 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is located in the northeast part of the county, north of Saratoga Springs. Moreau is named after Jean Victor Moreau, a French general,[2] who visited the area just before the town was formed.[citation needed] The town contains a village called South Glens Falls.[2]

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History

The town, although part of the town of Northumberland until 1805,[2] was first settled around 1766 at what is now the village of South Glens Falls.

Grant Cottage State Historic Site, the last home of Ulysses S. Grant, former President and army general, is on the grounds of Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility. Grant spent the last weeks of his life there, finishing his memoirs.

The Historical Society of Moreau and South Glens Falls is housed in the Parks-Bentley House, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.6 square miles (112.9 km²), of which, 42.2 square miles (109.2 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (3.32%) is water.

The town's entire northern and eastern boundaries are established by the Hudson River. The eastern town line, formed by the river, is the border of Washington County. The north town line is the border of Warren County.

The Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and US Route 9 are north-south highways through the town. New York State Route 32 intersects US-9 at the hamlet of Fernwood, and New York State Route 197 intersects NY-32 at the hamlet of Reynolds Corners.

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