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Potter Hollow

Rensselaerville Town, Albany County, NY

Settled in 1806, by 1897 Potter Hollow was a village of about 100 residents. It had a post office, store, union church, and a hotel. The founders and earliest business men were the Potters — Timothy R. and Samuel. Potter Palmer, the well-known Chicagoan, was born and grew to manhood here, his father, Benjamin Palmer, being a farmer and highly respected citizen who served as the justice of the peace.

  1. Amasa J. Parker, editor, Landmarks of Albany County New York, D. Mason & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, 1897.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
Bates Lane • Potter Hollow Road • Route 353 • Route 362