Glenmont, New York

Glenmont is a hamlet in the town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. Glenmont is in the northeastern corner of the town and is a suburb of the neighboring city of Albany. It is bordered to the east by the Hudson River. Originally a farm town, today Glenmont is home to residential neighborhoods, a busy commercial corridor along Route 9W, and industry along the riverfront. It is part of the Bethlehem Central School District.

Etymology: For Cornelius Glen[1]
Glenmont is located in New York
Location of Glenmont within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°36′17″N 73°46′10″W / 42.60472°N 73.76944°W / 42.60472; -73.76944Coordinates: 42°36′17″N 73°46′10″W / 42.60472°N 73.76944°W / 42.60472; -73.76944
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionCapital District
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)518


Map of Glenmont in 1891

Glenmont dates back to the founding of the first hotel in Bethlehem, The Abbey Hotel, built in the early 18th century. The Abbey was built by Hugh Jolley who came to the Capital District from Galway in 1772. East of the hotel along the Hudson's shores was a racing track. The hotel was situated halfway between Albany and Van Wie('s) Point. Both Van Wie and The Abbey were important stops along the Hudson River for passengers traveling by boat (and later steamboat) from New York City to Albany. In 1804 the Albany and Bethlehem Turnpike's lower leg traveled from Kenwood south to The Abbey. The hotel was demolished in the 1960s.[2]



  1. ^ Ren Vasiliev (2004). From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames. Syracuse University Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-8156-0798-9. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  2. ^ "Town of Bethlehem, NY History". Town of Bethlehem. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-25.