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Burnt Hills, New York
Historic Kingsley Inn, Burnt Hills New York in 2015
Historic Kingsley Inn, Burnt Hills New York in 2015
Burnt Hills, New York is located in New York
Burnt Hills, New York
Burnt Hills, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Saratoga
Town Ballston
407 ft (124 m)
 • Total 3,659
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 518
GNIS feature ID 945251

Burnt Hills is a hamlet within the town of Ballston, in Saratoga County, New York, United States. Its ZIP code is 12027. It is situated along NY 50, approximately 14 miles south of downtown Saratoga Springs, and 8.5 miles north of downtown Schenectady. The hamlet and its surrounding areas send their children to schools in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District, affectionately referred to as "BH-BL". The school district's offices are on Lakehill Road within the Burnt Hills hamlet.


The hamlet derives its name from the fact that the area was burned over at the time the first settlers arrived. The records of the Burnt Hills Baptist Church extend back to 1791. The father of the notorious Tory spy in the Revolution, Joseph Bettys, was an early settler, and "Bettys Tavern" is located just north.

Notable people

  • Jeff Blatnick (1957–2012), Olympic wrestler, coached wrestling in Burnt Hills
  • Alice Mary Dowd (1855–1943), author, poet, and teacher, taught in Burnt Hills
  • Brian Emrich (born 1961), musician and composer
  • Thomas Lown (1904–1977), boxer, died in Burnt Hills
  • Craig Peterson (born 1985), American Football placekicker
  • Gilbert T. Seelye (1877–1962), politician
  • Eric Torkelson (born 1952), American football running back, BH-BL graduate
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