Berne, one of the four Albany County Hilltowns, is at the west border of Albany County. The other Hilltowns are Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville. The town of Berne (originally spelled "Bern") was created in 1795 from part of the Rensselaerville. In 1822 the north half of Berne was spun off to form the new Town of Knox.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 64.8 square miles. The west town line is the border of Schoharie County, New York.
Applying for and receiving recognition as a Bicentennial CommunityFamily Histories and Genealogy provide details beyond the usual genealogy chart. Visit www.BerneHistory.org for complete genealogies of most Hilltown residents. Click here for more information. Farms and Lots mirror the history of the people and area. Click here for more information. historic homes range from grand estates to humble homes. Click here for more information. churches formed and often merged, divided, and disbanded, so tracking churches can be a challenge. Click here for more information.
Hilltowns had numerous one-room schools scattered to be near population centers. school. In 1932 Berne and Knox joined the form the Berne-Knox Central School District. Westerlo joined later the make the Berne-Knox-Westerlo or BKW. Click here for more information.organizations united residents and provided services the made life in the Hilltowns more enjoyable. Click here for more information. businesses thrived for generations. Click here for more information. hamlets, villages, communities, and just groups of houses. Click here for more information.
Places how they were then and now!photos record the people, places, and things through out the years. Click here for more information. External Links to other web sites can bring you to valuable sources of information. Click here for more information.
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