There were at least a few attempts to make at least some part of the area of northern Lansingburgh into a new town. The first seems to have been one in 1850, with apparently no name mentioned for the proposed town. The second seems to have been in 1866 when there was an attempt to create the Town of Lincoln. The third (and last?) seems to have have been one in 1879 when there was an attempt to create the Town of North Lansingburgh. While the attempts may have had something to do with the more rural area having different politics or different needs than the Village of Lansingburgh, it may also have had something to do with adding additional supervisors from towns to the Rensselaer County Board of Supervisors so that they would continue to outnumber the number of supervisors representing wards of the City of Troy.

Bearing perhaps some relation to the attempts to create a new town from northern Lansingburgh were the multiple attempts by the City of Troy to annex the Village of Lansingburgh. (Incidentally, for whatever reason, the City of Troy never seemed to have expressed any interest in annexing the entire Town of Lansingburgh.)

Given that the proposals for annexation of the Village by Troy would leave a relatively small Town of Lansingburgh, some thought had been given to the creation of a new town rather than the Town of Lansingburgh annexing adjacent land, as in 1869. When the City of Troy finally succeeded in annexing the Village of Lansingburgh, ultimately northern Lansingburgh became part of the Town of Schaghticoke.


The law now passed leaves the town of Lansingburgh still in existence. The unannexed portion of about 3,502 acres, about 600 population, and about 150 voters. It is probable that now the project will be revived of creating a new town, from Schaghticoke, Brunswick, and this portion of Lansingburgh. The present town officers of Lansingburgh continue in office.
Troy Daily Whig. April 28, 1869: 5 cols 2-3. [Note that the announcement was premature; the Governor did not pass the law.]