Ballston Spa is a small village located in the County of Saratoga. It also serves as the county seat. The village of Ballston Spa is named after Rev. Eliphalet Ball, a Congresional Clergyman and also an early settler in the area. It covers a total land area of about 4.3 sq. kms. and is located at an elevated height of about 316 ft. from the ground level. There are a number of schools in the area and they offer employment oppurtunities to the locals. The village is historically famous for its mineral water springs and quite a few museums. These help in the growth of the tourism sector.