About Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs is a city in Saratoga County, New York, United States. This picturesque area was occupied by the Algonquian-speaking Mahican Natives before they were forced out by Dutch and British colonists. Saratoga Springs was established as a settlement in 1819 from a western portion of the Town of Saratoga. Its principal community was incorporated as a village in 1826 and the entire region became a city in 1915. Tourism was greatly aided by the 1832 arrival of the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad, which brought thousands of travelers to the famous mineral springs. Saratoga Springs relies heavily on tourism as its main source of income during the summer season while the Saratoga Race Course is open.