Saratoga Co. looks to change historical park name

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10)– The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors is asking National Park Services for a name change from Saratoga National Historical Park to Saratoga National Battlefield Park. On Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to rename the park to commemorate the Battles of Saratoga.

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The park was first named Saratoga Battlefield Park until it was designated a historical site in 1927 for securing American independence during the American Revolution. Battlefield was dropped from the park’s name in 1938 when it became a national park.

The name change request comes in time for the Battle of Saratoga’s 250th anniversary in 2027.

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