The way we were

This portion of an 1891 map of Rensselaer County shows the area that 125 years later is served by the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club.

Notice some differences? What happened to the hamlet of Greenbush and the neighboring village of Bath? They, along with a piece of western East Greenbush, constitute what began as a one-square-mile parcel of land that through annexation became today’s City of Rensselaer.

Note, too, the map serves as a sort of census, listing the locations of various homes and farms, and businesses.

1891 map


 

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