National Register Listings in
Albany County, New York

Abrams Building Albany Academy Albany City Hall Albany Felt Company Complex Albany Glassworks Site Albany Institute of History and Art Albany Rural Cemetery Albany Union Station Alcove Historic District Altamont Historic District Apple Tavern Arbor Hill Historic District-Ten Broeck Triangle Arbor Hill Historic District-Ten Broeck Triangle (Boundary Increase) Arnold, Benjamin Walworth, House and Carriage House Aumic House Babcock, Dr. John, House Bacon-Stickney House Bennett Hill Farm Bethlehem Grange No. 137 Bethlehem House Blaisdell, Dr. Wesely, House Blaisdell, Fletcher, Farm Complex Broadway-Livingston Avenue Historic District Bryan's Store Building at 44 Central Avenue Buildings at 744, 746, 748, 750 Broadway Byrne, Senator William T., House Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church Cathedral of All Saints Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Center Square/Hudson-Park Historic District Chapel House Cherry Hill Church of the Holy Innocents Clarksville Elementary School Clinton Avenue Historic District Coeymans Landing Historic District Coeymans School Coeymans, Ariaanje, House Coeymans-Bronck Stone House Conkling-Boardman-Eldridge Farm Coppola House Cramer, Frederick, House Crouse, Frederick, House Crouse, Jacob, Inn Crouse, John and Henry, Farm Complex D. D. T. Moore Farmhouse Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company Building Delaware and Hudson Railroad Freight House Delaware and Hudson Railroad Passenger Station Dickey, William J., House District School No. 1 District School No. 7 Downtown Albany Historic District Downtown Cohoes Historic District Dunsbach, Martin, House Enlarged Erie Canal Historic District (Discontiguous) Fine Arts and Flower Building Altamont Fairground First Congregational Church of Albany First Reformed Church First Reformed Dutch Church of Bethlehem First Trust Company Building Fonda House Fort Orange Archeological Site Freeman House Fuller's Tavern Fuller, Royal K., House Gardner House Gifford Grange Hall Gillespie House Godfrey Farmhouse Goodrich School Gorham House Griggs, Hiram, House Guilderland Cemetery Vault Hall, James, Office Hamilton Union Church Rectory Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church Harmanus Bleecker Library Harmony Mill Historic District Harmony Mill No. 3 Haswell, Isaac M., House Hayes House Hedge Lawn Helderberg Reformed Dutch Church Henry-Remsen House Hills, Ebenezer, Jr., Farmhouse Hilton, Adam, House Hook and Ladder No. 4 Houck Farmhouse Houghtaling, Abraham, House Houghtaling, Teunis, House Hughson Mansion Humphrey, Friend, House Kemp, John Wolf, House Knower House Knox District School No. 5 Knox Street Historic District Lackman, J. Leonard, House Lafayette Park Historic Lainhart Farm Complex and Dutch Barn Lawton, George H., House LeGrange Farmstead Lil's Diner Livingston, Philip, Junior High School Lock 18 of Enlarged Erie Canal Loudon Road Historic District Lustron Houses of Jermain Street Historic District Mansion Historic District Matton Shipyard McCarty, Brigadier General David, Stone Cottage McNiven Farm Complex Menand Park Historic District Menand, Louis, House Menands Manor Mendelson, A., and Son Company Building Merchant, Walter, House Mull House and Cemetery Music Hall Myers, Stephen and Harriet, House Mynderse-Frederick House National Biscuit Company Complex New Scotland Avenue (Troop B) Armory New York Executive Mansion New York State Barge Canal New York State Capitol New York State Court of Appeals Building New York State Department of Education Building Newtonville Post Office Newtonville School Newtonville United Methodist Church Norman Vale Normanskill Farm Nut Grove Ohio Street Methodist Episcopal Church Complex Old Post Office Olmstead Street Historic District Onesquethaw Valley Historic District Palace Theatre Pangburn, Stephen, House Park Mart Parker, Charles, House Pastures Historic District Patterson Farmhouse Potter Hollow District No. 19 School Presbyterian Church in New Scotland and the New Scotland Cemetery Prospect Hill Cemetery Building Pruyn, Casparus F., House Quackenbush House Quackenbush Pumping Station, Albany Water Works Rapp Road Community Historic District Reformed Dutch Church of Rensselaer in Watervliet Renshaw, Alfred H., House Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad: Green Island Shops Rensselaerville Historic District Rose Hill Rowe Farm Sage, Henry M., Estate Schoolcraft, John, House Schoolhouse #6 Schoonmaker House Schuyler, Philip, Mansion Sharp Brothers House Sharp Farmhouse Shear, Israel, House Silliman Memorial Presbyterian Church Simmons Stone House Slinger-Sprong House Slingerlands Historic District Slingerlands, Albert, House South End-Groesbeckville Historic District Springwood Manor St Casimir's Church Complex St. Agnes Cemetery St. Andrew's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Lutheran Church St. Mary's Church St. Nicholas Ukranian Catholic Church St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Peter's Church Strong, Jedediah, House Ten Broeck Mansion Ten Eyck, Tobias, House and Cemeteries Tilley, John S., Ladders Company Treemont Manor Trimble, George, House United States Post Office, Court House, and Custom House United Traction Company Building University Club of Albany, The US Post Office-Delmar USS Slater (Destroyer Escort) Valley Paper Mill Chimney and Site Van Denbergh-Simmons House Van Der Zee, C., House Van Derheyden House Van derzee, Cornelius and Agnietje House Van Ostrande-Radliff House Van Patten Barn Complex Van Schaick House Vanderpool Farm Complex Veeder Farmhouse #1 Veeder Farmhouse #2 Verdoy School Verdoy Schoolhouse Washington Avenue (Tenth Battalion) Armory Washington Avenue Corridor Historic District Washington Park Historic District Washington Park Historic District (Boundary Increase) Watervliet Arsenal Watervliet Shaker Historic District Watervliet Shaker Historic District (Boundary Increase) Watervliet Side Cut Locks Wheeler Home Whipple Cast and Wrought Iron Bowstring Truss Bridge White, Sidney, House Whitney Mansion Willis, Alexander, House Young Men's Christian Association Building
The first capital of the United States was actually located in New York City, from 1785 to 1790. The city also served as the temporary capital while Washington, D.C. was being built.
Albany County, located in the state of New York, has a rich history that dates back to the early European settlement in the 17th century. The region was initially inhabited by the Mohican Native American tribe before Dutch explorers arrived in the early 1600s. In 1614, a trading post was established by the Dutch West India Company, marking the beginning of European settlement in the area.

In 1664, the English took control of the region and renamed it Albany, after the Duke of Albany, who would later become King James II. Albany became a significant center for trade and commerce due to its strategic location along the Hudson River. The city's growth was further stimulated by the establishment of Fort Orange, a trading post that served as a vital link between the Dutch and Native Americans.

Throughout the 18th century, Albany County played a crucial role in the American Revolution. The city became a center of political activity, and in 1754, it hosted the Albany Congress, where representatives from several colonies gathered to discuss a unified response to the French threat. Albany was also a key transportation hub during the war, as troops and supplies moved along the Hudson River.

During the early 19th century, Albany County experienced significant industrial and economic development. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 connected Albany to the Great Lakes, allowing for increased trade and the growth of manufacturing industries. The city also became the capital of New York State in 1797, solidifying its position as a political and administrative center.

Today, Albany County continues to thrive as the heart of New York's Capital Region. It is known for its diverse culture, rich historical landmarks, and educational institutions such as the University at Albany. The county reflects a blend of its early Dutch and English colonial roots with modern urbanization, making it a fascinating destination with a deep historical legacy.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Albany County, New York.

  • 1683 - Albany County is officially established by the Province of New York.
  • 1777 - Albany County becomes a strategic location during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1791 - The city of Albany is incorporated and becomes the county seat.
  • 1800s - Albany County experiences rapid industrialization and becomes a center for trade and transportation.
  • 1812 - The War of 1812 brings increased military activity to the county.
  • 1825 - Erie Canal opens, connecting Albany County to the Great Lakes and boosting the local economy.
  • 1846 - Albany County is divided, creating the separate county of Rensselaer.
  • 1883 - The State Capitol building in Albany is completed.
  • 1936 - The Albany County Airport (now Albany International Airport) opens.
  • 1972 - The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is completed in Albany.
  • 1998 - Albany County celebrates its 315th anniversary.