Located just east of Saratoga among green rolling hills is the Washington County lies the town of Greenwich. Less than an hour from New York’s Capital District, Lake George, the Adirondacks, and southern Vermont, Greenwich offers visitors and residents great restaurants, attractive shops, and many leisure activities with quick access to some of New York and Vermont’s best recreation areas.
The Town has been represented in every war that the United States has been involved in. During the Civil War, soldiers from Greenwich were given the honor of being named Company A of the 123rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, because of their ability to raise the necessary quota of men first. Sergeant Henry C. Morhous of Greenwich, a member of the 123rd, recorded the history of this unit in his book, Reminiscences of the 123rd Regiment, published in 1879.
Recreation has changed somewhat through the years but the Batten Kill still provides swimming at the town-owned beach. There are hills and open fields for sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling. Tennis courts, a near-by country club and golf courses lend variety to the choices.
The village has always been a trading center for those in the surrounding countryside. In addition to a full complement of retail stores and a wide variety of dining establishments, there are three banks and several real estate offices. In 1974 a shopping center opened just west of the village. The Town also has several retail stores, car dealerships, restaurants and agri-businesses. “WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS”
A history of Greenwich would not be complete without mention of the many people who achieved fame. Many talented lawyers, doctors, governors, senators, actors, circus performers, grand opera singers, writers, and artists have called Greenwich their home. Names that present-day people will recognize are: President Chester A. Arthur, Susan B. Anthony, James (Kim) Gannon, and Hal Ketchum.
The west town line is defined by the Hudson River with Saratoga County on the opposite shore. New York State Route 40 (NY 40) is a north-south highway through the center of the town. NY 29 is an east-west highway located near the south town line and Batten Kill River. NY 40 and NY 29 join near Middle Falls.