Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 376.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, situated on the east boundary of New York, with Hudson river on the west, and Lake George on the northwest. Area, 807 square miles. Face of the country, diversified and picturesque; soil, well watered and generally fertile. Seats of justice, Salem and Sandy Hill. Pop. in 1810, 36,3724; in 1820, 38,831; in 1830, 42,635; in 1840, 41,080; in 1850, 44,750.