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Bethlehem, New York
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Founded March 12, 1793
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Address 445 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Website: www.townofbethlehem.org/


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Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Named after biblical town of Bethlehem.

1609: Henry Hudson may have landed at this spot.

12 March 1793: Town of Bethlehem founded, from Town of Watervliet.

1832: part of Town set off to create Town of New Scotland.

Villages, Halets and Communities

  • Beckers Corners – A hamlet in the south part of the town at Route 9W.
  • Bethlehem Center – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Cedar Hill – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town, east of the Thruway.
  • Delmar, New York – A hamlet near the center of the town and the location of the town government. Formerly known as Adamsville.
  • Elsmere – A hamlet east of and adjacent to Delmar.
  • Glenmont, New York – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
  • Houcks Corners – A hamlet south of Delmar.
  • Karlsville – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • Kenwood – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Normansville – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • North Bethlehem – A hamlet at the north town line in the northeast part of the town.
  • Selkirk, New York – A hamlet east of South Bethlehem.
  • Slingerlands – A hamlet immediately west of Delmar and near the west town line.
  • Spawn Hollow – A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town.
  • South Albany – A hamlet in the south part of the town, north of South Bethlehem.
  • South Bethlehem – A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Wemple – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.

Neighboring Towns

  • East: Hudson River
  • North: City of Albany, Town of Guilderland
  • West: Town of Scotland
  • South: Town of Coeymans

Resources

All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are Family History Library Catalog (FHL) entries.

Cemeteries

  • Burying ground inscriptions, Town of Bethlehem, pub. 1947-1948 (FHL)
  • Dutch Settlers Society Collection
  • Inscriptions of Old family burying grounds, Town of Bethlehem, pub. 1940 (FHL)

Beth Emeth Cemetery

Glenmont, NY 518-436-9761

Bethlehem

Calvary

Located in Bethlehem Center 518-465-3970

Elmwood

80 Old Ravena Road, Selkirk, NY

Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran (Trinity)

518-463-6224

Jerusalem Cemetery

Located on Old Quarry Rd, Feura Bush, NY Contact Jerusalem Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 151, South Bethlehem NY 12161

Kimmey Cemetery

Delmar, NY

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Contact the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, P.O. Box 68, South Bethlehem NY 12161

Onesquethaw Cemetery

Contact the Onesquethaw Cemetery P.O. Box 113, Clarksville NY 12041

Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery

Glenmont, NY (518) 463-0134

St. John’s/St. Anne’s Calvary Cemetery

518-472-9091

St Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery

Bethlehem Center, NY (518) 436-8672


Church History and Records

Reformed Dutch

Records of Harvey B. Kimmey, minister (FHL)
Baptisms 1904-1934

  • Church records of the Reformed Churches at Bethlehem and Coeymans (FHL)
    Baptisms 1794-1870
    Marriages 1799-1861
  • Reformed Church, Bethlehem Township, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1799-1871 (FHL)
  • Reformed Church, Bethlehem Township, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1799-1861
First Reformed

first known in early years as Congregation of Bethlehem and Jericho. (original and photostatic records)

  • Church records (FHL)
    Baptisms 1794-1924
    Marriages 1798-1924
    Deaths 1871-1924
    List of members

History

  • Bethlehem revisted, a bicentennial story, 1793-1993 (FHL)
  • Times remembered : chronicles of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, New York (FHL)
  • Index to Times remembered: chronicles of the towns of Bethlehem and Scotland, New York by Allison Bennett 1984 (FHL)
  • Records of the people of the town of Bethelehem, Albany County, New York, 1698-1880 (FHL)

Native Races

  • Bethlehem revisted, a bicentennial story, 1793-1993 (including information about Mohican and River (Mohegan) Indians (FHL)

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Societies

Town Clerk

Town Historian

Vital Records

References


 

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