Rensselaer, New York, USA - 1895 - Rensselaer
Rensselaer, rén'sel-er, a county in the E. part of New York, bordering on Massachusetts, has an area of about 650 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by the Hudson River, and is drained by the Hoosac River and Kinderhook Creek. The surface is mostly hilly and partly mountainous. The eastern M.' of it is occupied by the rocky and rugged Taghanic Mountains, which present picturesque scenery. The soil of the valleys is fertile. Hay, oats, butter, potatoes, flax, and Indian corn are the staple products. Among its minerals are Silurian limestone, ? and roofing-slate. This county has extensive manuactures of iron, farming-implements, and many other articles. It is intersected by the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, the Fitchburg Railroad, and branches of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad system, which centre at Troy, the capital of this county. Pop. in 1870, 99,549; in 1880, 115,328; in 1890, 124,511.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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