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Saratoga (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Saratoga is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 5,141 at the 2000 census. It is also the commonly used, but not official, name for the neighboring and much larger city, Saratoga Springs. The major village in the town of Saratoga is Schuylerville, which is often, but not officially, called Old Saratoga. The Town of Saratoga is located on the eastern border of the county. It is best known as the location that British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates at the end of the Battles of Saratoga, often citied as the turning point for the United States during the American Revolutionary War.
The location was first settled at the end of the 17th Century as Fort Saratoga. The town was established in 1788 while still part of Albany County, New York and became one of the original towns when Saratoga County was formed in 1791. The town lost some of its original territory by the formation of newer towns in the county, and the incorporation of the city of Saratoga Springs. The racetrack in the adjoining city of Saratoga Springs is the oldest operating sports venue in the country but is often mistakenly associated to the town of Saratoga.
The east town line is formed by the Hudson River and is the border of Washington County, New York. US Route 4 follows the Hudson River along the eastern part of the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 111.1 square kilometers. 105.3 square kilometers of it is land and 5.8 square kilometers of it is water.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.6 percent under the age of 18, 6.9 percent from 18 to 24, 29.9 percent from 25 to 44, 25.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males. Communities and locations in Saratoga are Burgoyne, Cedar Bluffs and many more.
Saratoga is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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