Place:Coxsackie, Greene, New York, United States


Located inGreene, New York, United States
Contained Places
Riverside Cemetery

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Coxsackie is a village in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 2,813 at the 2010 census.

The village name comes from the native word mak-kachs-hack-ing. When the land was purchased by the Dutch settlers, the name was written as Koxhackung. It is generally translated as "Hoot-owl place" or "place of many owls".

The village is in the eastern part of the town of Coxsackie along the Hudson River.

The "downstreet," or downtown area, along Reed Street is home to the Village's municipal offices, a Post Office branch, a town Library (Heermance Memorial Library), the State Telephone Company, and a growing group of active, small businesses. Reed Street is 2 blocks long and ends at Riverside Park with panoramic views of the Hudson River. A local developer has recently bought the decaying but historic buildings and warehouses along the river in order to re-develop them for new use.


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The original plot of land was sold by American Indians to Pieter Bronck in 1661 for 150 guilders in beaver pelts.

The lower part of the village was once called "Reeds Landing". In the late 19th century, this area contained several factories and a steamboat landing, now replaced by a waterfront park. The district was built up around industries that serviced, by way of the Hudson River, New York City to the South and points North. There were several ice houses that harvested ice from the river as well as brick foundries, iron foundries, carriage makers and lumber treating. Warehousing and transport from local farms was also an important industry.

The remains of the steam freighter Storm King still rest here, in the river just north of the park, where she sank at her moorings in the 1930s. She is still visible except at the highest tide or during flooding. Near this area in the early 20th century was a popular sandy beach that drew thousands of visitors on summer weekends. The beach eroded away after channelization of the Hudson during the 1930s, when deep water navigation was extended up to Albany.

A ferry service connected the village to Newtons Hook across the river in Columbia County until June 12, 1938.

In 1947, the Coxsackievirus was isolated from an outbreak in upstate New York, and was named after the village, being the location where the outbreak first began.

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