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Claverack Town


The Claverack Town Hall is located at 91 Church Street, Mellenville NY 12544; phone: 518-672-7911.

Dr. Abraham Jordan House, ca. 1822, Route 23, Claverack, Columbia County, NY, National Register

Photo: Dr. Abraham Jordan House, ca. 1822, Route 23, Claverack, Columbia County, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Photographed by User:Daniel Case (own work), 2008, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed February, 2014.

Beginnings [1]

Claverack was formed as a district, March 24,1772. Hillsdale was taken off in 1782, and Hudson in 1785. It was recognized as a town, March 7, 1788. A part of Ghent was taken off in 1818. It lies near the center of the county. The surface in the western part is undulating, and in the east hilly. Claverack Creek, upon the western border of the town, and its tributaries, are the principal streams. The soil is a rich loam in the west, and a gravel loam intermixed with slate in the east. In the western part of the town, a station on the H. & B. R. R.; town contains 2 churches and the Claverack Academy and Hudson River Institute.

  1. French, J.H., Gazetteer of the State of New York embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State ..., 1860, R. Pearsall Smith, Syracuse NY
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