Place:Schodack, Rensselaer, New York, United States

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NameSchodack
TypeTown
Located inRensselaer, New York, United States
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Schodack is a town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The population was 12,794 at the 2010 census. The town name is derived from the native word, Escotak. The town is in the southwestern part of the county. Schodack is southeast of Albany, New York.

History

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Prior to the arrival of the Dutch, the region was at the heart of the Mahican tribe. The location of their principal village was "Esquatak, the "fireplace of the nation." The town was partly explored by Henry Hudson in 1609.

The town was first settled in the 17th Century and was part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck in the New Netherland colony. The town was established in 1795 when Rensselaerwyck was divided. In 1896, Part of the town was used to provide some territory for the Towns of Nassau and Berlin.

Blink Bonnie, Elmbrook Farm, and the Muitzes Kill Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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