Place:Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States

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NameCobleskill
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.679°N 74.486°W
Located inSchoharie, New York, United States
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Cobleskill is a village in the western part of the town of Cobleskill in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The population was 4,533 at the 2000 census.

The village is southwest of Amsterdam. The State University of New York at Cobleskill is located at the western side of the village.

History

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See also Cobleskill (town), New York, Schoharie County, New York

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 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 Cobleskill Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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