Ancram Retreat Parklike Grounds 12502 SOLD

Ancram NY 12502 Energy Efficient Ranch. 2100 Square feet 4 bedrooms 2 bath home, great room with 12 foot ceilings, lots of glass, oak floors, marble in master bedroom. On 4.2 acres.

Ancram Retreat Parklike Grounds. architect designed open, airy, 2100 Square feet 4 bedrooms 2 bath home, great room with 12 foot ceilings, lots of glass, oak floors, marble in master bedroom.  finished basement for shop, exercise room or home theater, wraparound deck overlooks lawn and woods On 4.2 acres.

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Ancram Retreat Parklike Grounds

Ancram Retreat Parklike Grounds

Ancram is located in the southeastern section of Columbia County, just north of the Town of Pine Plains in Dutchess County. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,513 people  98% of whom were white. The median income for a household in the town was $45,726, per capita income for the town was $22,541.


The town was founded in 1803, and was originally part of Gallatin. In 1814 Ancram separated from Gallatin and became an independent Town.  The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland.  Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. The town comprises 27,000 of the total 160,000 acres the Livingston family had held from the initial grant by the English Crown in 1686.  Philip Livingston, grandson of Robert, founded the first iron works in 1743, the only one of its kind on the banks of the Roeliff Jansen Kill and in the NY Colony.  There were four forges, a blast furnace and a refinery forge that employed 75 to 100 men at full operation. Three iron mines and a lead mine supported the iron works.

Ancram Retreat Parklike Grounds

During the revolutionary war the Ancram iron works was a source of armaments for both the Continental army and the British.  It was in Ancram that iron was made for the cannon balls for the Continental artillery and the links for the great chain that was stretched across the Hudson River between Anthony’s Nose and Fort Montgomery, to keep the British fleet from sailing up the Hudson to attack West Point.    The iron works became a paper mill in 1854 and still operates as a paper mill today.    It is the longest continuously operating mill in New York State and one of the largest employers in Columbia County

“Modern” dairy farming came to Ancram in 1875 with the railroads. The railroad provided access to the New York City market and stimulated the growth of dairy farming.    In 1872 rail service was extended to Ancram Lead Mines (Ancramdale).

Town supervisor Jacob Miller was the first to take cans of milk down to the train station in Ancramdale and shipped them to Boston Corners and then on to New York City on the Harlem line.   In 1875 the railroad arrived in Ancram, providing access to the New York market for Ancram farmers as well.    Stimulated by the ability to ship milk by rail to New York, more farmers focused on dairy farming and created the large dairy herds which have characterized farming in Ancram since the railroads arrived in the mid-1870’s.  Today Ancram real estate maintains its rural character and is dotted with second homes and retirement homes and farms and  estates.

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  • Address: Millerton, New York 
  • Price: $279,000 
  • Property ID: 3521 
  • Town Taxes: 3483 
  • School Taxes: 4635 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Schools: Taconic Hills 
  • Contact: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Hillsdale 
  • Phone: 518-325-3111 
  • Town: Ancram 

Property Characteristics

  • Acreage: 4.27 
  • Road Type: Town 
  • Supply: drilled well 
  • Disposal: septic and fields 
  • Road Distance: 150 
  • Acre type: level 


  • Year Built: 1990 
  • Condition: excellent 
  • Sq. Ft.: 2122 
  • Total Rooms:
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms:
  • Roof: asphalt 
  • Siding: board and batten 
  • Building Style: Ranch 

Appliances Included

  • Refrigerator:
  • Washer:
  • Dishwasher:
  • Dryer:

Unit Details

  • Unit 1: Bedroom 
  • Unit 2: Bedroom 
  • Unit 3: Bedroom 
  • Unit 4: Full Bath 
  • Unit 5: Living Room