Colonial Court House
This marker denotes a very important historic site, our colonial court house, erected by Sir William Johnson 1772 when Johnstown became the seat of the newly-established Tyron County. It is the oldest courthouse in New York State and one of the oldest in the nation still being used as a courthouse. The belfry contains not a bell, but the original triangle, rung during the surrender of the British Army at Yorktown, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and adoption of the Constitution. It has been in continual use since 1772.