Cobleskill Hobby Farm With Pond 12043

Cobleskill Hobby Farm With Pond

Wonderful Hobby Farm in good condition. Perfect for horses with over 10 acres, plenty of pasture and a 30×40 barn. Beautiful views, first floor deck that looks over the land. Large kitchen with hearth for woodstove, open to dining room, large family room. Living room could be used for a first floor bedroom with full bath. Newer windows & siding, first floor laundry, wood and tile flooring. Great Master bedroom with lots of glass and private deck. Woodstove is tenants

Cobleskill Hobby Farm With Pond 12043

Cobleskill Hobby Farm With Pond

According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles and a population of 6,407, 95% white. The median income for a household in the town was $32,764. The per capita income for the town was $17,246.

The town was first settled around 1712. The town was founded at the same time as the county, 1795, but its boundaries were not established until 1801. The Village was settled in 1752, and was incorporated in 1868. It is generally accepted that a German grist miller named Jacob Kobel (variated as Kobus, or Cobel) built a mill on the Cobleskill Creek. The Dutch word for river or creek is kill, thus the name Cobleskill, for “Cobel’s creek”.

The Old Stone Fort was built in 1772 as a church. During the American Revolution, it was fortified by patriots and garrisoned by militia. In 1780 the fort was attacked by an army of 800 Loyalists and Indians. The building is now owned by Schoharie County.

Cobleskill Hobby Farm With Pond

The Society has been preserving it and other historic sites for more than 100 years.   There are six buildings in the museum complex including an early 1700s home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, and an 1890s one-room schoolhouse.

The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair, formerly known as the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair, has been held annually in Cobleskill since 1876.   An agricultural fair, it draws tens of thousands of people to attractions such as livestock shows, demolition derbies and tractor pulls.

The impact of the railroads on Cobleskill was great. Within a period of 20 years, a large prosperous community with factories, hotels, commercial enterprises, and comfortable dwellings sprang up where the little hamlet had been.    The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad had been built in order to tap Pennsylvania’s coal, but it also carried Schoharie’s hops, grain, hay and manufactured items to previously inaccessible markets. As western agricultural products began to supersede eastern farm products, the trains carried the milk and cheeses to which the Schoharie farmers turned for a livelihood, as well as the manufactured items needed by the west.   Most buildings in the Cobleskill Historic District, while modest in scale, have retained their exterior decorative elements intact, making them a valuable record of the vernacular architecture of the period.

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  • Address: 298 Snyder Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043, USA 
  • Price: $129,000 
  • Prop. Class: Agricultural 
  • County: Schoharie 
  • Town: Cobleskill