In 1881 Drexel constructed a narrow-gauge railroad from Saratoga Springs and built the Hotel Balmoral at the summit with accommodation for 300 guests.
The Battle of Wilton was a skirmish fought in 1693 in Wilton, New York between Colonial Militia and allied Native forces on one hand and French forces and their Native allies as part of King William's War.
Wilton, then known as Palmertown, was first settled by William and Samuel Brisbin, brothers, about 1764. Wilton was formed from Northumberland in 1818. At the first town, meeting, held in March, 1819