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About Green Island

Green Island, NY is a town and village in Albany County, NY located at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers with an area of slightly less than one square mile (.9) and a population of 2,620 as of the 2010 census.


town was originally separated from the Village of Watervliet by a tributary of the Hudson River known as the First Branch or South Branch but was filled in with the construction of Interstate I-787 in the 1960's

Demographics: 1,073 households in 1,188 homes. Ethnicity: 97% European Origin; 1% African American Origin; 2% Native American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, and other

HISTORY: The first residents of the island were the Amenhanit, Aepjen, and Wanapet Native American tribes who called the island Pachanhanit or Nehanenesick. In 1665 the tribes sold the land to Kiliaen van Rensselaer

A battle of the French & Indian war is believed to have been fought where the Troy-Green Island Bridge now standsFrench and Indian War Green Island NY

In 1796 the northern part of the island was sold to George Tibbits followed by the sale of the southern part in 1834. TIbbits renamed the island Tibbits Island

Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Green Island

Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad terminal of the New York Central Line

The village was also the home of the Eaton and Gilbert Car Works 1853 making luxury rail cars and the first sleeper, dining, and electric cars in the world

Henry Ford was introduced to the island by his friend Thomas Edison who is said to have frequented the island's north shore where he camped and fished with his industry friends John Burroughs, Harvey Firestone, Harvey Firestone, Jr who called themselves, "Four Vagabond Gentlemen"

Green Island Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs Green Island NY

Ford built a plant on the island that manufactured radiators, heaters, and springs for his automobiles at one time employing nearly 1,000 workers. In 1954 the Ford Motor Company sponsored the first little league team in the Nation, today the Green Island Little League Team

Green Island Power Authority

Ford built here to utilize the hydroelectric power generated by the Federal Dam of the Hudson River. In 2000 the Green Island Power Authority seized the old Ford Dam to provide inexpensive power to north end industry and residents who pay approximately 40% less for electricity than neighboring communities.

Green Island Power Authority

External Green Island Links:

Town Official Site

Current Weather

City Data

Average Climate Green Island, NY United States
Rainfall (in.) 36.6 36.5
Snowfall (in.) 46.5 25
Precipitation Days 122 100
Sunny Days 181 205
Avg. July High 84 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 12.8 20.5
Comfort Index (higher=better) 51 44
UV Index 3.5 4.3
Elevation ft. 12 1,443