Claverack Unique Country Home NY 12513

Claverack Unique Country Home is one of a kind. Complete with a waterfall,an original Dewitt Godfrey landscape sculpture, several stone patios, a meandering path to a woodland patio,and a tree house. A great 1865 home, lots of original details, a detached garage/studio space,all nicely landscaped. A perfect and peaceful getaway. New septic tank installed July 2018
Claverack Unique Country Home

Claverack Unique Country Home NY 12513

The town of Claverack is centrally located in Columbia County, east of the city of Hudson. The population was 6,021 at the 2010 census. The racial makeup of the town was 93.95% White, 3.31% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population. The median income for a household in the town was $41,647, and the median income for a family was $50,175. Males had a median income of $32,896 versus $23,925 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,848.

The town name is a corruption for the Dutch word for “Clover Fields” or “Clover Reach”. According to one version, the name “Claverack” is a Dutch term, signifying a clover reach or field and, according to one tradition, was applied by Henry Hudson during his voyage up river in 1609 when the explorer noted vast fields of white clover covering the landscape. Yet by another account, the real origin of the name is unknown. However, the early mariners that sailed from New Amsterdam (New York City) to Fort Orange (Albany) divided the river into raks or reaches. A reach was the distance a ship could sail in one day. This part of the Hudson River was called Claver Rak (or Reach). The word “Clavers” also appears on the 1799 Penfield map and may have referred to physical marks that existed on the landscape.

Claverack Unique Country Home NY 12513

In 1705, the first discovery of a mastodon tooth occurred here. The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City.

There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the County. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure (www.philmont.org) and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

Claverack was originally approximately 60,000 acres (24,000 ha) in area and was known as the Lower Manor of Rensselaer. The town was formed in 1778 from the older “District of Claverack”. In 1782, the town lost some of its land to the new Town of Hillsdale. The town was reduced again in 1785 to form the city of Hudson.

In 1779 Washington Seminary was founded in the town by the local Dutch Reformed pastor. Prominent former students at the school include U.S. President Martin Van Buren. In the nineteenth century the school was renamed Claverack College, and it closed in 1902. The many 18th century homes in the area include the 1786 William Henry Ludlow House. The main street in the hamlet of Claverack has many historical buildings, including many stone and brick buildings.

Claverack Unique Country Home NY 12513

The Town of Claverack sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City. There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the County. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.
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  • Address: Gouverneur, New York 
  • List Date: 06/18/18 
  • Price: $239,000 
  • Property ID: 4765 
  • PropClass: Residential 
  • Property Type: Waterfront Properties, Affordable Homes 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Town: Claverack 
  • Agent Name: Robert Kavanaugh 
  • Agent Title: Salesperson 
  • Cell: 518-821-1512 
  • Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty LLC - Hudson 
  • Phone: 518-822-0226