The history of geological research at Trenton Falls, New York extends back over two centuries nearly to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The first record of geological investigation of the Mohawk Valley region dates back to the years 1793-1796, and the first record of geological investigation of Trenton Falls as recorded by John Sherman was performed by Amos Eaton during his Survey of the Erie Canal District in the early 1820's. Since that time, Trenton Falls has sparked the interest of hundreds of geologists, and served as an outdoor laboratory for the education of students.
In order to introduce the history of research at Trenton Falls, intervals of time have been delineated. These time periods highlight advances in the study and application of geological concepts, as well as the geologists who dedicated themselves to studying various aspects of Trenton geology.