About Stephentown

Stephentown, New York is a small, rural community located at the crossroads of Berkshire, Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. Bordered by two major mountain ranges, and situated on the edge of the Rensselaer Plateau, its roughly 3,000 residents enjoy a picturesque atmosphere with fertile farmland, diverse wildlife and natural resources, and a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities all year long.


The best of both worlds…

Stephentown is just a few miles from such notable destinations as Jiminy Peak, Mount Greylock and Ramblewild, as well as a variety of New York state parks. Its quiet, scenic locale is also the ideal complement to the urban cultural attractions in the Capital Region an hour to the West and the world famous museums, festivals, theater, and music in the Berkshires just a short drive to the East.


A little history…

Named after Stephen van Rensselaer III in 1784, Stephentown acquired its boastful tagline, “Welcome to the only Stephentown on Earth,” during the celebration of its bicentennial, thanks to Betty McClave, one of the founders of the Stephentown Historical Society. More about fun than geography, the statement continues to intrigue visitors and neighbors alike thanks to its famous road signs. Today, Stephentown continues to be a great place to live, vacation and explore, attracting the kind of resourceful, independent-minded people that have called this area home since it was founded nearly 250 years ago.