New Hartford, New York
History, Historical Society
The history of New Hartford goes back 211 years, when a courageous pioneer, 37-year-old Jedediah Sanger, traveled from New Hampshire toward the settlement of Whitestown to establish a new home for his family. At that time Sanger was penniless and deeply in debt. All his property had been destroyed by fire, but his determination to build anew never waned. Convinced of Sanger's honesty and ability, his creditors put no obstacles in the way of his adventure.