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Rensselaerville 80 acres Is on dead end road, logging road in, pristine 80 acres, in 2 parcels, long views with clearing, estate property, make an offer!

Rensselaerville 80 acres is on a dead end road, logging road in, pristine 80 acres, in 2 parcels, long views with clearing, estate property, great hunting make an offer!

Rensselaerville 80 Acres

Rensselaerville 80 Acres

Rensselaerville 80 Acres

is in the Town of Rensselaerville in the southwest corner of Albany County. It is bordered to the north by the Town of Berne and the east by the town of Westerlo, to the south by Greene County, and to the west by Schoharie County. The Catskill Creek, and it’s tributaries, Lake Creek, Fox Creek, Tenmile Creek, Eightmile Creek flow through the town. The “official” hamlets are Cooksburg, Medusa, Potter Hollow, Preston Hollow, and Rensselaerville.

According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 61.9 square miles and a population of 1,915 people, 96% white. The median income for a household is $42,391 and the per capita income for the town is $20,921.

Rensselaerville 80 Acres

was once part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, as such the people who farmed the land were technically leaseholders of the patroon under a feudal system, first as part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, then under the English colony, and then US state, of New York. Some of the earliest settlement in Rensselaerville was along the five Native American paths that crossed the town in the early 18th century. Shortly after the Revolutionary War, Stephen Van Rensselaer III advertised “free” tracts of land of 160 acres to anyone who would develop the land. After seven years, farmers had to pay an annual rent of four fat fowls, 18 bushels of wheat and a day’s service. The rents were perpetual and binding on subsequent purchasers of the land and the patroon reserved mineral and water rights. These “incomplete sales” led to the Anti-Rent Rebellion 1839-1889, which influenced the wording of the Federal Homestead Act of 1862 and opened up the west to settlement.

Rensselaerville was created from part of the town of Watervliet in 1790. In 1795, the northern part of the town was lost to create the new town of Berne. Additional territory was lost from the eastern part of the town upon the formation of the town of Westerlo in 1815. In 1795 after Shays’ Rebellion Daniel Shays moved from Massachusetts to Preston Hollow, a hamlet in Rensselaerville. His son became one of the leading citizens of the town.

Today, Rensselaerville is mostly residential, with an interesting blend of retirees, young professionals, and descendants of early settlers. Much stunning 18th century architecture remains, tastefully adapted for contemporary use, and agriculture remains essential to the character of the town.

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  • List Date: 04/29/2015 
  • Price: $159,000 
  • Property ID: 3507 
  • Town Taxes: 615 
  • School Taxes: 1407 
  • Prop. Class: Vacant Land 
  • County: Albany 
  • Schools: Greenville 
  • Contact: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Barns & Farms 
  • Phone: 518-392-6400 
  • Town: Rensselaerville 

Property Characteristics

  • Acreage: 80 
  • Road Type: Town 
  • Acre type: incline, level