Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting 12523 Sold

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting. This 57 acres of land would be ideal for hunting, with long road frontage it could possibly be subdivided. It has many rock outcroppings and is close to the Taconic Parkway and Taconic State Park.

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting.  This 57 acres of land would be ideal for hunting, with long road frontage it could  possibly be subdivided.  It has many rock outcroppings and is close to the Taconic Parkway and Taconic State Park.

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting

Gallatin New York Real Estate homes land includes Elizaville, Gallatinville, Jackson Corners, Lake Taghkanic State park, Mount Ross, Silvernails, Snyderville and Spaulding Furnace.   Gallatin is a rural area with scenic views, the remains of a farming community.   The Coach Goat Farm is one of the more well-known goat farms.   It produces cheeses that are marketed throughout the Hudson Valley.

Gallatin in the south of Columbia County, with the Town of Livingston to the west, the Town of Taghkanic to the north, the town of Ancram to the east and Dutchess County to the south.   Gallatin is a rural town with rolling scenic views making it an attractive estate location.   The proximity of Dutchess County and Pine Plains village make it a desireable location for second homes.   The per acre price of this land is the highest in the area and its amenities are close at hand.   Sales in Gallatin usually bring the highest per acre cost in the county.

Gallatin, which according to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 39.6square miles square miles and a population of 1,499 people, 97% white.   The median income for a household is $42,454 and the per capita income for the town is $21,041.

The town was formed in 1830 from part of the Town of Ancram, which had been part of the original Livingston Manor.   Historically it included a number of active hamlets which are largely defunct today: Elizaville, Gallatinville, Jacksons Corners, Mount Ross, Silvernails, Snyderville and Spaulding Furnace.   Elizaville is the most active with its U.S. Post Office.
Gallatin is one of the southernmost towns in Columbia County, once part of Livingston Manor, the 160,000 acre manor of the Livingston family.   Geographically, Gallatin is hilly, “a poor upland,” and never was good farming country, a factor which has shaped its history.   The highest point in the Town is Mattashuck Hill, also known as Signal Rock, (elevation 1104 feet) south of Lake Taghkanic.   The area is now known as Green Hill, because of the many evergreen trees in the area.   Many years ago the United States Geological Survey erected a flagpole to mark the site, but it was blown down by a storm in 1918, according to local legend.   Signal Rock is the name given this high point, because it was used by the Indians for fires and smoke signals that could be seen for many miles.

Gallatin Land 57 Acres Great Hunting

Gallatin NY was centered in Gallatinville the largest settlement in the early town, with a railroad station, a hotel, stores, a grist mill, a plaster mill, two blacksmith shops, a post office and about a dozen houses in the 19th century.   The roads through Gallatin were important major thoroughfares even in the earliest days, meeting the needs of moving livestock, agricultural products and even bar iron and cast iron goods by oxcart from eastern New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts to the Hudson River.   The Salisbury Turnpike (which went through Suydam) was a vital road link. Another important road was the Nobletown Turnpike, which led to Hillsdale and Great Barrington to the east and north.   Rail service came after the Civil War, in 1874, with the Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad.   The line ran from Rhinecliff on the Hudson to Boston Corners, with stops at Copake, Ancram, Gallatinville, Silvernails, Jackson Corners, and Elizaville.

Gallatin was influenced by the extension of the Taconic State Parkway as far north as Gallatin in 1954.  With access to the area thus dramatically improved, the population of Gallatin grew 267% between 1960 and 1990.   In 1963 the northern portion of the Taconic extended to the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway near Chatham.   The Taconic is now a busy commuter highway, carrying more than 10,000 cars a day in the northern portion (and 65,000 a day through Westchester County).

With the decline of farming in the 20th century, especially dairy farming, and the breakup of large farms, land use has gone through immense changes in the area.   Some old farms have been sold to developers for the construction of homes.   There are still some farms in Gallatin, including thoroughbred horse farms, and farms producing both cow and goat dairy products.

For more information on Gallatin land 57 Acres Great Hunting call 800-398-8802.

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  • Address: Gallatin, New York 
  • Price: $139,000 
  • Property ID: 4692 
  • Town Taxes: 1152 
  • School Taxes: 2073 
  • Prop. Class: Vacant Land 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Schools: Germantown 
  • Contact: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Hudson Real Estate 
  • Phone: 518-822-0226 
  • Town: Gallatin