Smiths Corners

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY
Smith's Corners Photo Courtesy Rensselaerville Historical Society


Smith's Corners is a hamlet a few miles northeasterly of Medusa. It was named for Moses Smith who settled there. It once had a one room schoolhouse, Quaker Church, two stores, a blacksmith shop. Today, none of the aforementioned remains. A Quaker cemetery still exists there, as well as a cemetery at the junction of Routes 403 and 405.[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




  1. People Made It Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville ca. 1788-1950, Published 1977