Potter Hollow

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY
Village Street, Potter Hollow, about 1917, photo from People Made It Happen Here


Potter Hollow is a hamlet in the extreme western part of Rensselaerville.


Potter Hollow was named after one of it's first settlers Timothy Potter who settled there about 1806.[1].


According to the U.S. Census, in 2000 the population of Potter Hollow and Preston Hollow combined was 374.

Early Settlers

Early settlers in addition to Timothy Potter were Samuel Palmer in 1806, Gerardus Drake in 1803 and John Drake in 1808. Stephen Treadwell, a minister of the Friends Church, settled in 1816.[1]



Historic Businesses

This section will have the history of each business beginning from its establishment, through various ownerships and name changes. Pictures may be used provided you have authority to post them.

Hotels, Inns, Taverns, and Resorts

Sawmills and Feedmills



Photo Gallery

This section is for scenic photos and post cards of the hamlet. Photos of people and families should be posted on biography or family pages.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rensselaerville Historical Society," People Made It Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville ca. 1788-1950, Published 1977

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