KAYADEROSSERAS

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
59 Outlet Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019, USA
Lat/Long
42.957126, -73.851597
Grant Recipient
Saratoga County
Historic Marker

KAYADEROSSERAS

Inscription

KAYADEROSSERAS
VAST LAND PATENT ISSUED 1708
BY QUEEN ANNE INCLUDED THIS
AREA. BOUNDARY DISPUTE WITH
IROQUOIS NATION RESOLVED 1768.
SETTLEMENT BEGAN NEARBY 1771.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

Located in modern day Ballston Spa was the Kayaderosseras Land Patent. More than five thousand acres of this wilderness was issued to the Iroquois Nation by Queen Anne in 1708.  However as years passed and the colonies grew, European settlers began to encroach on Native American land.  This resulted a land dispute between the two parties which lasted for years. Fortunately, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Sir William Johnson, was dispatched to find a peaceful solution that would satisfy everyone. In 1768 the boundary dispute was resolved and in 1771 Ballston Spa was founded.