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Coordinates: 42°50′30.6″N 73°37′26.1″W / 42.841833°N 73.623917°W / 42.841833; -73.623917

Melrose is a hamlet of the Town of Schaghticoke, located about 5 miles north of Troy, and about 6 miles east of Mechanicville. It is about 30 minutes from Albany, 20 minutes from Clifton Park, and 10 minutes from Troy. Centered on State Route 40, it is a small, quiet town.

Melrose has its own volunteer fire department, with the jaws of life extrication equipment, and water rescue equipment. It used to have a small grocery store and gas station, but since have gone out of business in the last 5 yrs. The Hoosic Valley School District is the primary source for public education. The school received a major facelift in 2008-2009 and has a new football field, synthetic running track, and a large addition to the Junior/Senior High School.

The Auclair–Button Farmstead and Cartin–Snyder–Overacker Farmstead were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

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