Queensbury, New York

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Queensbury is a town in and the county seat of Warren County, New York, United States.[6] The town is located in the southeastern part of the county. The population was 25,441 at the 2000 census.[4] The town is named in honor of Queen Charlotte, the consort of George III of Great Britain and Ireland.[2] It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[7] Although mostly north of the city of Glens Falls, Queensbury surrounds the city on three sides.[8]

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, a Six Flags theme park, is located in northwest Queensbury. West Mountain, a downhill skiing area, is located in the southwestern part of town.[8]

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History

Major efforts at settlement began with the Queensbury Patent in 1762, which enticed Quaker settlers to move into the area known as the "Township of Queensbury" the next year. The Quakers left during the Revolutionary War and returned in 1783 when hostilities ended in the area.[2]

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