Farmhouse on 1 acre Sold January 2014 $126,000 3 Bedroom 1 Bath 2-car Garage
Contemporary on 19 Acres Sold December 31, 2014 $257,00 3Bedroom, 3 Bath 2,400 Square Feet
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Knox, NY is a town in western Albany County, NY located on the eastern border of Schoharie County with an area of slightly less than 42 square miles and a population of 2,651 as of the 2000 census.
History: The Town of Knox was sectioned off from the Town of Berne in 1822
Pictured above the famous Knox pillbox
The Quay family were prominent in the local pillbox industry. a the height of their worldwide popularity there were as many as six pillbox factories in Albany Counties smallest and least populated town.
1795 the Town of Berne, NY was created from a section of the Town of Rensselaerville. In 1822 the north portion of the town was detached to form the Town of Knox (formerly Knoxville). Knox was named for John Knox, the eminent divine and bold reformer of Scotland
1750 first settlers were Palatine German refugees. These early residents were technically squatters since the land was owned by the Van Rensselaer family as part of the Rensselaerswyck Patent
1839 Anti-Rent Wars. Following the death of Stephen Van Rensselaer III farmers petitioned New York State to provide ownership rights to lands they had occupied, often for generations without legal title, and now were being evicted from by the executors of the estate. The conflict was finally resolved in 1846 by Governor John Young who decreed that the tenants had legal rights of ownership as freeholders.
The Township Hotel in the village of Township.
During American Revolution Knox residents found themselves on opposite sides of the struggle with the Tories remaining loyal to the British Crown. The conflict was not resolved until the Tories moved away.
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