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Taghkanic, New York

The selectable maps and aerial photographs further below present material related to Taghkanic, New York. Taghkanic is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The town is in the south-central part of the county. The population was 1,310 at the 2010 census. 'Taghkanic' is an older spelling of 'Taconic'.


Settlement began before 1700 while the region was part of Livingston Manor. The town was formed from the Town of Livingston in 1803 as the "Town of Granger."

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.32%) is water. The town shares its name with the Taghkanic Creek, a tributary to the Claverack Creek, which runs through the town in a U shape from the northeast corner to the northwest corner. The town also shares its name with the Taghkanic or Taconic Mountains on the eastern part of the township.

The Taconic State Parkway passes through the town.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,118 people, 461 households, and 325 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.9 people per square mile (10.8/km²). There were 713 housing units at an average density of 17.8 per square mile (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 0.63% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 461 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,804, and the median income for a family was $51,908. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $27,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,850. About 6.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

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Lake Taghkanic State Park (5.8 km)

Lake Taghkanic State Park is a state park located in the southern part of Columbia County, New York in the USA. The park is on the town line between the Towns of Gallatin and Taghkanic. The park is adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway. The land was donated to the state in 1929, provided that the lake's name was changed from "Charlotte" to "Taghkanic.

Copake Lake, New York (5.91 km)

Copake Lake is a community (and census-designated place) in Southern Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 823 at the 2010 census. Copake Lake census region is named after Copake Lake, a lake by the west town line of the Town of Copake. Copake means "snake pond" in the native language. Located about 95 miles north of New York City, Copake Lake has become one of the top second-home-buying markets in the New York City region as other expensive, overcrowded, New York second-home communities such as the Hamptons are slowly falling out of favor.

Copake, New York (8.12 km)

Copake is a town in Columbia County, United States. New York, United States. The population was 3,615 at the 2010 census. The town derives its name from a lake, which was known to the natives as Cook-pake, or Ack-kook-peek, meaning "Snake Pond." The town borders Taconic State Park. The Town of Copake is on the south eastern border of the county. History Copake is part of the 1686 Taconic Grant to Robert Livingston for about of good land and of woodland. After it was purchased from the Indians it turned out to be and he established the English style Livingston Manor.

Craryville, New York (8.32 km)

Craryville is a hamlet in Columbia County, New York, United States. Its ZIP code is 12521. Education The Taconic Hills Central School District operates the following schools in Craryville: Taconic Hills High School Taconic Hills Middle School Taconic Hills Elementary School Recreation Copake Country Club Situated on overlooking Copake Lake with breathtaking views of the Berkshires and Catskills from every hole, Copake Country Club has offered an exceptional course to generations of golfers since 1921.

Livingston, New York (10.38 km)

Livingston is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 3,646 at the 2010 census. The town is named after its founding father. The Town of Livingston is in the southwest part of Columbia County. US Route 9 passes through the town. History The land grant for Livingston Manor was made in 1686 to Robert Livingston. The region was made a district in 1772 and the Town of Livingston was founded in 1788, being one of the original towns of the county. In 1710, the area was used to settle Palatine Germans.

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