Map of Rensselaers Wyck.” (1630)

July 22, 1686 – Patent of Stone Arabia granted to Johannes Wendell

Jefferys, Thomas, -1771. A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships: The whole composed from actual surveys and its situation adjusted by astronomical observations. [London Thos. Jefferys, i.e. 176-?, 1755] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/74692158/>.

1763 – Abraham Jacob Lansing buys the majority of the patent of Stone Arabia

“Map of lands on the east side of the Hudson River between the Deep Kill and Scachtikook.” 1766. http://digitalcollections.archives.nysed.gov/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/36880

Detail from "A Map of the Manor Rensselaerwick" by John R. Bleecker, Surveyor 1767 showing Lansingburgh area from the Piscawenkill north to the Iserkill.

Detail from “A Map of the Manor Rensselaerwick” by John R. Bleecker, Surveyor 1767 showing Lansingburgh area from the Piscawenkill north to the Iserberg kill.


Map of the Manor Renselaerwyck.” (1767)

On the above map, the Adam Beem property is the stone house at 383 North Lake Avenue. The pond northeast of it is the Troy Reservoir located west of the junction of New York State Route 142 (Grange Road) and Rensselaer County Route 144 (North Lake Avenue).

A Map of the Lands in Controversy between Abraham J. Lansingh & Stephen Van Rensselaer Esq. (ca. 1767)

A Map of the Lands in Controversy between Abraham J. Lansingh & Stephen Van Rensselaer Esq. (ca. 1767)

January 1, 1771 “the Town + Borough of Stone Arabia” created, an early form of village government

"This Map describeth a Tract of Land [...] Lay'd out in a Regular form for the Erecting a city by the name of Lansinghburrough"

“This Map describeth a Tract of Land […] Lay’d out in a Regular form for the Erecting a city by the name of Lansinghburrough”


Lansingburgh. Joseph Blanchard, Surveyor. (June 7, 1771)

"Jacob A. Lansingh Map of the First Division of Lansingburgh." ca. 1771. (River Street, now 1st Avenue to East Street, now 7th Avenue; South Street, now 111th Street to North Street, now 114th Street)

“Jacob A. Lansingh Map of the First Division of Lansingburgh.” ca. 1771. (River Street, now 1st Avenue to East Street, now 7th Avenue; South Street, now 111th Street to North Street, now 114th Street; Village Green, called 112th Street Park, at center.)

Map of Rensselaerwyck, drawn by Robert Yates (1773)

Montresor, John. “A Map of The Province of New York with Part of Pennsylvania and New England from an Actual Survey by Captain Montresor.” (1775) http://www.albanyinstitute.org/details/items/a-map-of-the-province-of-new-york-with-part-of-pennsylvania.html

Holland, Samuel Johannes. “Provinces of New York and New Jersey.” (1776) http://www.albanyinstitute.org/details/items/provinces-of-new-york-and-new-jersey.html

“A map of the Province of New-York, reduc’d from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General & Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New-Jersey.” (1776) https://www.loc.gov/item/74692643/

Sauthier, Claude Joseph. “A map of the provinces of New-York and New-Yersey, with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec.” (1777) https://www.loc.gov/item/74692644/

“A topographical map of Hudsons River, with the channels depth of water, rocks, shoals &c. and the country adjacent, from Sandy-Hook, New York and bay to Fort Edward, also the communication with Canada by Lake George and Lake Champlain, as high as Fort Chambly on Sorel River. 1776.” (1777) https://www.loc.gov/item/74693013/ [Lansingburgh not labeled, but Iserberg Kill is]

Kitchin, Thomas, and R Baldwin. Part of the counties of Charlotte and Albany, in the Province of New York: being the seat of war between the King’s forces under Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne and the rebel army. [London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1778] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/80693268/>.

Sauthier, Claude Joseph. “A chorographical map of the Province of New-York in North America, divided into counties, manors, patents and townships; exhibiting likewise all the private grants of land made and located in that Province.” (1779) https://www.loc.gov/item/74692647/

“A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America.” (1780) https://www.loc.gov/item/gm71005472/

“Plan of the Town of Lansingburgh, in the Patent of Stone Arabia, laid down by a scale of ten chains to an inch, by Flores Bancker, Anno Domini, 1787.”

Lansingburgh becomes part of the Town of Rensselaerwyck in the County of Albany by “An Act for dividing the Counties of this State into Towns Passed 7th March, 1788” https://books.google.com/books?id=33s4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA151

“Map of the Corporation Lands of Schatikooke.” http://digitalcollections.archives.nysed.gov/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/36624 ca. 1790?

Brunswick, 1790.”

“The Old Northern Turnpike” https://schaghticokehistory.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/the-old-northern-turnpike/

The Village of Lansingburgh incorporated by “An Act to appoint Trustees to take and hold certain Lands therein mentioned, and for other Purposes Passed 5th April, 1790” https://books.google.com/books?id=33s4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA323

The County of Rensselaer created by “An Act for apportioning the Representation in the Legislature, according to the Rule prescribed by the Constitution, and for dividing the County of Albany Passed 7th February, 1791” https://books.google.com/books?id=33s4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA337

Lansingburgh becomes part of the Town of Troy in the County of Rensselaer by “An Act for dividing the Towns therein mentioned Passed 18th March 1791” https://books.google.com/books?id=33s4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA356

DeWitt, Simeon. “A Map of the State of New York.” 1802. http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2487~220057:A-Map-of-the-State-Of-New-York-

Scott, Joseph. “New York.” Philadelphia, PA: F. & R. Bailey, 1795. http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~34667~1180282:New-York-

The Town of Lansingburgh created by “An Act to divide the Towns of Troy and Petersburg, in the County of Rensselaer Passed March 20, 1807.” https://books.google.com/books?id=-4Q1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA65

Mallery, James. “Map of the Stone Arabia Lot of Cornelius Lansing and others.” (1816)

Brinkerhoff, E. “Map and Profile of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson River.” (1817) http://www.albanyinstitute.org/details/items/map-and-profile-of-the-proposed-canal-from-lake-erie-to-huds.html

Map of Town Bounds of Lansingburgh. (ca. 1819).

Map of the Hudson … from Lansingburgh and the falls of the Mohawk to Stillwater.” (1820)

Map of the County of Rensselaer” (1829)

Rensselaer County.” (1838)

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “Map of the County of Rensselaer” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1841. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-f27e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

A Map of the Confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers with the villages and islands.” (1843)

Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one of the engineers who assisted in contructing, prepared from actual survey.” (1845)

Wade, William, John Disturnell, and William Croome. Wade & Croome’s Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford. New York: J. Disturnell, 1847. https://archive.org/details/ldpd_11290386_000

Sidney, J. C. and W. Arrott. “Map of Albany Vicinity and Troy: from original surveys.” W. H. Young Publisher 1851. E. H. Pease & Co. 1851 http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll4/id/1199

Image of Town of Lansingburgh and Batestown cropped from 1854 Map of Rensselaer County

Image of Town of Lansingburgh and Batestown cropped from 1854 Map of Rensselaer County


Map of Rensselaer County, New York : from actual surveys.” (1854)

“Map and survey of proposed bounds of the Village of Lansingburgh.” (1859)

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “The State of New York” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74317d10-a2ab-0133-7b5f-00505686a51c

Image of Town of Lansingburgh and Batestown cropped from 1861 Map of Rensselaer County

Image of Town of Lansingburgh and Batestown cropped from 1861 Map of Rensselaer County


Map of Rensselaer Co., New York.” (includes inset map of Village of Lansingburgh) (1861)

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “Engineers map of the state of New York” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1864. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6d88a170-6090-0133-3bc6-00505686d14e

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “Lloyd’s Topographical map of the Hudson River” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1864. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b22dd380-c6be-0133-45a1-00505686d14e

In 1868 there was a newspaper item indicating a map of “The City of Lansingburgh” had been created, in which Lansingburgh had annexed Troy – it’s not quite clear if the newspaper item was a joke, or if such a map really had been created as a sort of novelty item.

Oneida, Madison, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Schoharie, Warren, Saratoga, Washington, and Rensselaer Counties.” (1871)

Bevan, John. Map of [the Village of] Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York. New York: J. Bevan, 1872.

“City of Lansingburgh, 1876.” [sic]

“City of Troy and Vicinity.” Weise and Bardin, 1876.

1876 Beers maps of Lansingburgh and Speigletown


Beers, F W. “Lansingburgh.” County Atlas of Rensselaer, New York. New York: F.W. Beers, 1876. [NB: Rice Mountain is mislabeled as Bald Mountain]

“Lansingburgh, N.Y.” NYC: Galt & Hoy, 1879.


“Birds-Eye-View of Lansingburgh, N.Y.” NYC: Galt & Hoy, 1879.

Portion of Rensselaer County and Cities of Lansingburgh & Troy” (1891)

“Map of Cohoes, Waterford & Lansingburg [sic] New York.” Sampson, Murdock & Co., 1894.

The Hudson by daylight map from New York Bay to the head of tide water.” (1894)

Albany, Rensselaer, and Columbia Counties” (1895)

map image detail

Detail of 1898 US Geological Survey map of Cohoes quadrangle with Town of Lansingburgh borders marked in red.


Cohoes.” (includes Town of Lansingburgh) (1898)

1898 bicycle road map, cropped to Town of Lansingburgh and former Stone Arabia area of Town of Brunswick.


Geo. H. Walker & Co, and Albany Bicycle League. Road map of the Albany-Troy district. Boston: Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1898. Web. 29 Apr 2017. <http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/b8516277m>.

"Map of the proposed enlarged City of Troy" (1900)

“Map of the proposed enlarged City of Troy” (1900)


“Greater Troy as it will be constituted when the new law goes into effect January 1, 1901.”
Troy Daily Times. April 25, 1900

1900 Greater Troy Water Supply Map Showing Location of Proposed Sources of Supply, Reservoirs & Conduit Lines

1900 Greater Troy Water Supply Map Showing Location of Proposed Sources of Supply, Reservoirs & Conduit Lines


Troy Daily Times. December 29, 1900. Supplement.

Map of Albany and Troy, New York, with Suburbs, Showing the Lines of the United Traction Company, of Albany.” (1902)

Lansingburgh and Batestown area cropped and altered from:
Division of Research and Statistics Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Appraisal Department Home Owners’ Loan Corporation. Residential Security Map. October 1, 1938. [Map of Troy, Watervliet, Cohoes, Waterford and Green Island. Sampson & Murdock, 1937.] http://s3.amazonaws.com/holc/tiles/NY/Troy/1937/holc-scan.jpg

New Maps

Rensselaer County tax maps 70.00-90.72 cover those parts of Lansingburgh and Batestown that are now part of the City of Troy.
http://www.rensco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TaxMap_troy_70.00_90.82.pdf

Rensselaer County tax maps 50.00, 51.03, 51.04, 60.00-71.13 cover those parts of the Town of Lansingburgh that are now part of the Town of Schaghticoke.
http://www.rensco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TaxMap_scha.pdf

Rensselaer County tax maps 70.75-71.17, 80.00-81.13, 90.00-91.01, 91.03 cover those parts of the Town of Lansingburgh and the Patent of Stone Arabia that are now part of the Town of Brunswick.
http://www.rensco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TaxMap_brun.pdf

There are a number of other interesting maps on the Rensselaer County Geographic Information Systems webpage at http://www.rensco.com/gis-mapping/ Ambulance Districts, Bedrock Geology Material, Digital Elevation Model, Fire Districts, Hydrology, School Districts, Soils, and Topography.