Claverack Creek

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Claverack Creek
Twastaweekak
ClaverackandKinderhookCreeks.png
Main branches of Claverack Creek and Kinderhook Creek
Native nameTo-was-ta-we-kak
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyColumbia
Towns, Stottville, New York, Claverack, New York
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMellenville, New York
 ⁃ coordinates42°15′00″N 73°40′12″W / 42.25000°N 73.67000°W / 42.25000; -73.67000
MouthStockport Creek
 ⁃ location
Stockport, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°19′02″N 73°44′44″W / 42.31722°N 73.74556°W / 42.31722; -73.74556Coordinates: 42°19′02″N 73°44′44″W / 42.31722°N 73.74556°W / 42.31722; -73.74556
 ⁃ elevation
7 ft (2.1 m)

Claverack Creek[1] is a 17.5-mile-long (28.2 km)[2] tributary to Stockport Creek in Columbia County, New York, in the United States. Its source is in the town of Claverack at the hamlet of Mellenville, and its mouth is at its confluence with Kinderhook Creek to form Stockport Creek, in the town of Stockport.

History[edit]

The lower Claverack Creek was known as Twastawekak (To-was-ta-we-kak or Twastaweekak) by the Native American Mahican tribe,[3] while the upper creek was named Ska-an-kook or Skaanpook.[4]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Fitting Creek
    • Widows Creek
  • Mud Creek
  • Taghkanic Creek
    • Mud Creek
    • Snydam Creek
    • Chrysler Pond Outlet
  • Loomis Creek
  • Hollowville Creek
  • North Creek
  • Agawamuck Creek

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