Johnsonville was home to Johnsonville Axe Manufacturing company and a bobbin factory (Johnsonville Bobbin Works) in the late 19th century.
The Baum–Wallis Farmstead, Cannon–Brownell–Herrington Farmstead, and Thomas–Wiley–Johnson Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All three of these properties are located on the plateau south of the Hoosic River, all more than five miles distant from Johnsonville.
- University of the State of New York Bulletin. University of the State of New York. 1914. p. 52.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/17/12 through 9/21/12. National Park Service. 2012-09-28.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/31/12 through 1/04/12. National Park Service. 2013-01-11.