Coming into Petersburgh, ca. 1890
Petersburgh is a rural town in eastern Rensselaer County, NY.
Its population according to the 2000 census was 1,563 persons living in 587 housholds. The town is bordered on the west by the Rensselaer Plateau and on the east by the Taconic Mountains. It is also bordered on the east by the states of Vermont and Massachusetts. The Little Hoosic River flows through the middle of the town and empties into the Hoosic River at North Petersburgh. While it is the smallest town (approx. 40 square miles) in Rensselaer County it has some of the lovliest vistas to be found anywhere.