Round Lake, New York

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Round Lake is a lake and a village in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 604 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from a circular lake adjacent to the village. In 1975, the Round Lake Historic District, which encompasses the village, was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Village of Round Lake is in the Town of Malta and is northeast of Schenectady.



The village began in 1867 as a summer camp meeting locale for groups of Methodists. At first, visitors lived in tents, while visiting ministers could rent space in the second story of the meeting's passenger station. By 1868 more permanent structures including cottages, a two-story trustees office and bookstore, and a market appeared. Besides the expected religious meetings, a week was devoted to musical endeavors [never heard of this, not sure accuracy for "music week]. It was owned and governed by the Round Lake Association and patterned after Chautauqua Institution. (no. Incorrect. The original grounds were a camp meeting that frequently featured the Troy Annual Conference Camp Meeting, the National Camp-Meeting Association for the Promotion of Holiness, and the New York State Camp Meeting. The grounds' days as the Round Lake Assembly, which was modeled after the Chautauqua Institute, did not begin until the late 1870s/1880s).

By mid 20th century, declining interest in the cultural activities of the Round Lake Association led to its demise in the 1960s. After the association was dissolved, the village was incorporated in 1969 to take its place.

National Register listing for Round Lake Historic District

  • Round Lake Historic District *** (added 1975 - District - #75001225)
  • U.S. 9, Round Lake and
  • Historic Significance: Information Potential, Architecture/Engineering, Event


  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Drube,H.
  • Architectural Style: Gothic, Second Empire, Stick/Eastlake
  • Area of Significance: Philosophy, Religion, Architecture, Historic - Non-Aboriginal, *Community Planning And Development
  • Cultural Affiliation: Not Available
  • Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875–1899
  • Owner: Private , Local Gov't
  • Historic Function: Domestic, Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure, Single Dwelling
  • Current Function: Domestic
  • Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling


Round Lake is located at 42°56′12″N 73°47′37″W / 42.93667°N 73.79361°W / 42.93667; -73.79361 (42.936784, -73.793661)[2].

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