Travis Hill Road, Preston Hollow 2 Acres Mountain Views 12469

Preston Hollow 2 Acres Mountain Views. This 2.3 acres of land in the Hamlet of Preston Hollow is a great spot to build a home. Next to a lovely home it has dramatic views of the Catskills, it is lightly wooded with a clearing for homesite.


Preston Hollow 2 Acres  Mountain Views.  This 2.3 acres of land in the Hamlet of Preston Hollow is a great spot to build a home.  Next to a lovely home it has dramatic views of the Catskills, it is lightly wooded with a clearing for homesite. 

Preston Hollow 2 Acres Full Mountain Views

Preston Hollow 2 Acres  Mountain Views

Preston Hollow 2 Acres Mountain Views

Rensselaerville NY real estate includes the Town of Rensselaerville which is in the southwest corner of Albany County, 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 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. The southwestern corner along one of these, that connected the Hudson River to the Schoharie Valley was the first section of the town to be settled, this would be around 1712. This path was also the one used during wars between the Stockbridge Indians and those at Schoharie.

Preston Hollow 2 Acres Mountain Views

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.

For more information on Preston Hollow 2 Acres  Mountain Views call 800-3938-8802.

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Basic Information

  • Price: $22,500 
  • Property ID: 4493 
  • Town Taxes: 156 
  • School Taxes: 402 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • Town: Rensselaerville 
  • Contact Agent: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker