Berne Lots

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About 1785 Stephen Van Rensselaer III hired William Cockburn to make a comprehensive survey of his Helderberg wilderness in preparation for leasing the vancant land in the hills surrounding the already settled valleys. The resulting 1787 survey map shows roads, churches, mills, and streams, gives the lot number and name of each leaseholder.

The survey map is based on a grid a half mile across. The typical lot in Berne and Rensselaerville was 1/4 square mile (160 acres). (In Knox the lots were 120 acres.) The number of the grid is the same as the number of the lot for vacant land. The lots of the squatters who were already there at the time of the survey are irregular in shape and cross grid boundaries.


Key to Berne section of northern half of 1787 base on 1866 Beers map of Berne

For the history of individual lots, click on the lot numbers below:

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