Place:Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States

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NameSchoharie
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.667°N 74.309°W
Located inSchoharie, New York, United States
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Schoharie is a village in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The population was 1,030 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Schoharie County. The name is a native word for driftwood.

The Village of Schoharie is in the southeast part of the Town of Schoharie and is west of Albany.

History

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The village was first settled around 1718 by Palatine Germans.

The village was originally called "Brunnendorf," "Fountain Village," and "Sommersville." The first two names stem from a spring at the site of the early community.

The historic Middleburgh-Schoharie Railroad was half-based in the village.

Due to Hurricane Irene in August 2011 the Village experienced a 500-year flood which inundated large portions of the Village with up to 7 feet of water.

The Lasell Hall, Old Lutheran Parsonage, Old Stone Fort, Schoharie County Courthouse Complex, and Schoharie Valley Railroad Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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