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LANSINGBURG was taken from Troy and Brunswick in 1807, afterward enlarged by a portion from Schaghticoke.  Pop. 3,330.  Speigletown and Batestown are small villages, the former 3 miles N. from Lansingburg village, and the latter 1 mile S.  The annexed engraving is from a view taken near the bridge, a short distance above the village, connecting it with Waterford.  In the extreme distance on the right, the bridge over the Hudson at Troy is visible.

Lansingburg was incorporated in 1801.  It is beautifully situated on the Hudson, 3 miles N. of Troy, 9 N. from Albany, and 1 S. from Waterford.  Formerly it was called the "New City," and the rapidity of its growth at that time excited wonder.  The village is regularly laid out with capacious streets in squares of 400 by 260 feet, and is a place of considerable manufacturing and commercial business.  There is here 2 Pres., 2 Meth., 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Universalist church, an academy in high repute, 2 printing offices, a bank, many mercantile stores, &c., and about 400 houses.  Three of the sprouts of the Mohawk enter the Hudson near the village, and the Cahoos Falls are often distinctly heard in the stillness of the night.
John W. Barber, Henry Howe, 1844




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