We’re All Wrong About How “Schalmont” Got Its Name
The most random thing happened today and I'm sitting here shocked and stunned. I stumbled upon the Schalmont Central School District facebook page and they offered a brief, very simple explanation of how and why the school is called Schalmont. And it's not what I, or many of us thought.
For the life of me, I could have sworn it was a combo of the city of Schenectady and the village of Altamont that formed the word "Sch-almont". Until this morning, I probably would have fought anyone who told me otherwise. Turns out, most of us are wrong, and I'm glad to say I don't have multiple black eyes but I do have a bit of bruised ego.
The name Schalmont, according to the official school district website is a is actually a combination of the three counties the school serves. Schenectady, Albany, and Montgomery counties. The "Sch" from Schenectady + "al" from Albany + "mont" from Montgomery = Schalmont.
Boooooom. Is your mind blown yet?