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Welcome to Rensselaer Falls ...

The village of Rensselaer Falls is located close to the Saint Lawrence River/Seaway.

Rensselaer Falls is located in Saint Lawrence County<1>.


The location of Rensselaer Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Rensselaer Falls, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rensselaer Falls has a population of 304 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Rensselaer Falls is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rensselaer Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Rensselaer Falls: (315)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rensselaer Falls had an population of 304 people. This is a decrease of 8.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rensselaer Falls had a population of 332 people. This makes Rensselaer Falls the county's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 332 people, the population of Rensselaer Falls decreased 1.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 337 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rensselaer Falls.

Communities near Rensselaer Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rensselaer Falls.

  • Brockville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Ogdensburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogdensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogdensburg
    • Ogdensburg is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,388 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogdensburg <5>
  • Potsdam
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potsdam
    • Potsdam is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,796 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potsdam <5>
  • Canton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,482 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton <5>
  • Prescott
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Gouverneur
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Norwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,550 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood <5>
  • Waddington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Heuvelton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Edwards
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2012: 433 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rensselaer Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rensselaer Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rensselaer Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rensselaer Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rensselaer Falls. See our Newspapers Page for Rensselaer Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rensselaer Falls ...

Looking for more information about Rensselaer Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rensselaer Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rensselaer Falls.

Adding Rensselaer Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rensselaer Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rensselaer Falls was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Rensselaer Falls post office opened in 1851.

We also found Rensselaer Falls in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rensselaer Falls.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rensselaer Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Saint Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rensselaer Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rensselaer Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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