About This Place
Scotia is a village in Schenectady County, New York, United States, incorporated in 1904. The population was 7,957 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Scotia is part of the Town of Glenville, partly contiguous with Schenectady, New York and is connected by the Western Gateway Bridge over the Mohawk River.
The land was purchased by Alexander Lindsay Glen, a native of Scotland, from the Mohawk in the 17th century. Glen named his estate Scotia (Latin for "Scotland") after his home country. Scotia was the location of a military encampment during both the French and Indian War of 1754 and again during the War of 1812. The Village was known for its production and industry of brooms during 1800's, over 1 million brooms annually.