RENSSELAER COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
HOMES, FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL, AND MULTIFAMILY
Rensselaer County NY real estate is located at the crossroads of the Northeastern United States. The Rensselaer Gateway is the eastern entry into New York’s Capital Region. The Rensselaer Gateway is the home to many cultural institutions, outdoor recreational sites and seasonal sporting adventures. It is within easy distance of the Adirondacks and the Catskills and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Located east of Albany and west of Massachusetts, it contains the urban areas of Troy, North Greenbush and East Greenbush, Rensselaer, Watervliet, Cohoes and Sand Lake. But it is for the most part rural, including the towns of Berlin, Brunswick, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Schaghticoke, Schodack, Stephentown. Although formerly an industrial area today it largely a residence for residents of Albany and Troy.
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Rensselaer County NY History
Rensselaer County is east of Albany, New York State’s Capital. It is surrounded by Saratoga and Washington Counties to the North, Berkshire County, Massachusetts to the East and Columbia County to the South.
Rensselaer County was inhabited by the Algonquan-speaking Mohican Indian tribe at the time of European encounter. Kiliaen van Rensselaer, a Dutch jeweler and merchant, purchased the area in 1630 and incorporated it in his patroonship Rensselaerswyck. (It was part of the Dutch colony New Netherland).
The land passed into English rule in 1664; the Dutch regained control in 1673, but the English took it back in 1674. Until 1776, the year of American independence, the county was under English control. The county was not organized as a legal entity until after the Revolution in 1791, when it was created from an area that was originally part of the very large Albany County.
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A magnificently grand territory, Rensselaer County began playing a key role in American history back in 1630. It was then part of the Van Rensselaer patroon holdings, an important part of the great Dutch West Indies Company. In 1824 Stephen Van Rensselaer founded the oldest degree granting engineering school in the English-speaking world, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
At the same time, the county’s proximity to waterpower and markets forged the growth of the region’s iron industries. Congress long ago designated Troy as the home of “Uncle Sam” – Samuel B. Wilson, a meat packer who stamped his barrels bound for U.S. Army troops with “U.S.” The population of Rensselaer is 48,947; there are 28,536 households, with a median income of $45,628 and per capita income of $18,931.The Rensselaer Gateway communities include the cities of Cohoes and Watervliet, and the villages of Green Island and Waterford.
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