Cities 
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 Troy
 

Towns 
 Berlin 
 Brunswick 
 East Greenbush 
 Grafton 
 Greenbush
 Hoosick 
 Nassau 
 North Greenbush 
 Petersburgh 
 Pittstown 
 Poestenkill 
 Sand Lake 
 Schaghticoke 
 Schodack  
 Stephentown
 
 

Villages 
Castleton On Hudson 
East Nassau 
Hoosick Falls 
Nassau 
Schoghticoke 
Valley Falls 
 
 

Old Village 
Lansingburg,  
(New City)
 
 
 
 
 


 


 
 


 
 
 

RENSSELAER COUNTY was taken from Albany in 1791.  Greatest length 30, greatest breadth 22 miles; centrally distant from New York N. 156, and from Albany E. 10 miles.  The eastern portion of the country is broken and hilly, and in some places rather mountainous and interspersed with fertile valleys.  The central and western part is diversified with hills, and a gently undulating surface.  It has extensive valleys and flats of alluvion, with a warm rich soil; and the uplands have an easy soil, well adapted to the various purposes of agriculture.  There are an abundance of mill sites, and the numerous streams irrigate every portion of the county.  This county had partial settlements at a very early period of our history, and has long sustained a very considerable population.  The whole of the county, except the towns of Schaghticoke, Pittstown, Hoosick and north part of Lansingburg and part of Troy, is comprised within the Rensselaerwyck patent, leased under the ordinary rent, in farms, at ten bushels of wheat the hundred acres.  The county contains 13 towns and the city of Troy.  Pop.  60,303.
Rensselaer County, New York; Excerpt From: Historical Collections of the State of New York, by John W. Barber and Henry Howe, 1844


 
 

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