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Rotterdam, NY Memorial

Rotterdam Memorial Memorial Park is located on Curry Rd. across from Sunrise Boulevard.

Rotterdam Square Mall

Rotterdam Square Mall Rotterdam Square Mall 93 W. Campbell Road Schenectady, NY 12306 518-374-3713 open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm Sunday 11am-6pm

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Typical Home for Sale in Rotterdam, NY 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Custom Colonial 2-car garage

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Custom Colonial in Rotterdam, NY 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Custom Colonial with 4-car Garage
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History, Demographics, Climate, Geography of Rotterdam, New York

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Rotterdam, NY Official Town Website

Rotterdam, New York is a municipality in Schenectady Co.,  At last count there were over 28,318 Rotterdam residents.
The municipality is located just west of Schenectady NY south of the Mohawk River covering an areas of over 94 sq. kilometers.  The first settlement was founded by Dutch, who named it after the city of Rotterdam in Holland from whence many of its inhabitants embarked from.

Rotterdam is the first stop west in the Heritage Corridor that opened the Western United States via the Mohawk River, the Erie Canal and today the NYS Thruway.


In colonial times the area that was to become Rotterdam primarily consisted of farm real estate and forest allied to the residents of Schenectady where they would generally had their homes, often in the Stockade, Schenectady's premiere real estate location then and today.   The area became Schenectady's 3rd Ward until 1820 when the State of New York enacted legislation to created the Town of Rotterdam.


According to the 2000 there were 28,318 people, 11,544 households, and 8,092 family units in the town. Population density is 787 persons per square mile (303.9/km²). There were 11,992 homes at an mean average density of 333.3 per square mile (128.7/km²). The ethnic makeup of the town was 97% European decent, less than 1% African American and less then 1% Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander. Less than 1% Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population. Of the 11,545 households 29% had children under the age of 18 in residents, 55% were married, 10% had a female head of the house, and 29% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

Erie Canal Rotterdam, NY

Erie Canal Rotterdam, NY The Erie Canal ran about 363 miles (584 km) from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie. Built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes

Erie Canal Lock

Erie Canal Lock Old lock on the Erie Canal not in use

The Dellemont-Wemple Farm

The Dellemont-Wemple Farm The Dellemont-Wemple Farm is a historic farm complex located on Country Walk Rd. The brick, gambrel roofed Dutch style farmhouse was built about 1790 and sits on a stone foundation. The wood Dutch barn was built about 1770, or earlier

Schenectady, NY Stockade

Schenectady, NY Stockade Early residents of Rotterdam often lived in the Schenectady Stockade for protection from hostile tribes and the French


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