Place:Rensselaer, New York, United States

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NameRensselaer
Alt namesRensselaersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.717°N 73.483°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1791 - )
See alsoAlbany, New York, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Lansingburgh Village Cemetery
Maple Grove Cemetery
New Cooksborough Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery
Old Cooksborough Cemetery
Sand Lake Union Cemetery
Census-designated place
Averill Park
Hampton Manor
West Sand Lake
Wynantskill
Hamlet
Bath ( 1795 - )
Buskirk's Bridge
Inhabited place
Babcock Lake
Barberville
Berlin
Best
Boyntonville
Braeside
Brainard
Brookview
Brunswick Center
Brunswick
Bucks Corner
Buskirk
Castleton-on-Hudson
Center Berlin
Cherry Plain
Clinton Heights
Clinton Park
Clums Corner
Couse
Cropseyville
Defreestville
Denault Corners
Dunham Hollow
Eagle Bridge
Eagle Mills
East Buskirk
East Grafton
East Greenbush
East Hoosick
East Nassau
East Pittstown
East Poestenkill
East Schodack
Eastmor
Factory Hollow
Garfield
Glass Lake
Grafton
Grant Hollow
Hampton Park
Haynersville
Hemstreet Park
Hoag Corners
Hoosick Falls
Hoosick Junction
Hoosick
Ives Corner
Johnsonville
Lansingburgh ( 1763 - )
Lincolnville
Luther
Maple Grove
Melrose
Millers Corners
Mountain View
Muitzes Kill
Nassau (town)
Nassau
North Greenbush
North Hoosick
North Nassau
North Petersburg
North Schodack
North Stephentown
Petersburg
Petersburgh
Pittstown
Pleasautdale
Poestenkill
Potter Hill
Prospect Heights
Quackenkill
Raymertown
Rensselaer
Sand Lake
Schaghticoke (town)
Schaghticoke Hill
Schaghticoke ( 1867 - )
Schodack Center
Schodack Landing
Schodack
Sherwood Park
Sliters
Snyders Corner
South Schodack
South Troy
Southwest Hoosick
Speigletown
Stephentown Center
Stephentown
Stillham
Stony Point
Sycaway
Taborton
Tamarack
Tomhannock
Troy
Valley Falls
Van Allen Park
Walloomsac
West Hoosick
West Stephentown
Wyantskill
Wyomanock
Unknown
Petersburg Junction
Stuyvesant
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Rensselaer County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,429. Its name is in honor of the family of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the original Dutch owner of the land in the area. Its county seat is Troy. It is part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The area that is now Rensselaer County was inhabited by the Algonquian-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 or British 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.

In 1807, in a county re-organization, the rural sections of Troy were set off as Towns, and the city was incorporated. The two towns created were Brunswick and Grafton, both named after British dukes, (the of Brunswick and Grafton). A third town, Philipstown, was set off in 1806. In 1808 it was renamed Nassau after the duke of that area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 30,351
1810 36,309
1820 40,153
1830 49,424
1840 60,259
1850 73,363
1860 86,328
1870 99,549
1880 115,328
1890 124,511
1900 121,697
1910 122,276
1920 113,129
1930 119,781
1940 121,834
1950 132,607
1960 142,585
1970 152,510
1980 151,966
1990 154,429

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Rensselaer County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyrensse/


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