There were at least a few attempts to make at least some part of the area of northern Lansingburgh into a new town. The first seems to have been one in 1850, with apparently no name mentioned for the proposed town. The second seems to have been in 1866 when there was an attempt to create the Town of Lincoln. The third (and last?) seems to have have been one in 1879 when there was an attempt to create the Town of North Lansingburgh. While the attempts may have had something to do with the more rural area having different politics or different needs than the Village of Lansingburgh, it may also have had something to do with adding additional supervisors from towns to the Rensselaer County Board of Supervisors so that they would continue to outnumber the number of supervisors representing wards of the City of Troy.