Variant name of place

Gallaway; Galaway

Geographic position

43.0143° N, 74.0135° W


"Saratoga County History." Saratoga County, 2013. Web.; Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett. History of Saratoga County, New York. Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, 2000. Web.; "Town of Galway New York." Town of Galway, Saratoga County, 2015. Web.; Geo coordinates at

General note

Galway is a town located in eastern New York's Saratoga County about 15 miles north of the Mohawk River. The area was originally inhabited by Mohawk Indians. Immigrants from Scotland’s shire of Galloway who settled the area around 1774 gave the town its name, which was recorded incorrectly as the Irish spelling of Galway when the town was incorporated in 1792. Occom often visited Galway in the later half of the 1780s when it was still an isolated community in what was considered wilderness, which is likely why he noted in his journal that he once got lost on his way to the town. Occom often preached to area residents as a part of his preaching tours along the Mohawk River. Today, the town remains small and rural and contains a village that is also named Galway.