Latitude: 42.4139

Longitude: -73.6775

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Valatie, New York

The selectable maps and aerial photographs within this page show facts about Valatie, New York. Valatie (vah-LAY-shə) is a charming village featuring several waterfalls in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,819 at the 2010 census. The Village of Valatie is in the center of the Town of Kinderhook on US 9.


The Village of Valatie is located in the center of Kinderhook town, in Columbia County along the scenic Hudson Valley of New York State.

Valatie is located at (42.413847, -73.677533). It is equidistant between Albany and Hudson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of —approximately 640 acres—of which, of it is land and of it (3%) is surface water aerated by several waterfalls, namely Valatie Kill Creek; and Valatie Kill Falls and Beaver Kill Falls; and Kinderhook Creek.

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Valatie was first named Pachaquak, "Cleared Meadow" by the earliest Native American settlers—Algonquian Mohicans—who lived along the banks of Valatie's two waterways now referred to as 'Beaver Kill' (aka 'Valatie Kill') and Kinderhook Creek.

Part of the original New Netherland, the first Europeans—the Dutchsettled Kinderhook around 1665, and named this area "Vaaltje" which means 'Little Falls'. The first Post Office was established in 1832. By the early 19th century there were nine cotton mills in Vaaltje operating on power derived from the famous waterfalls; the village was incorporated in 1856. With a bustling village Main Street, Valatie was considered the center of commerce in Northern Columbia County throughout the 19th century.

Prominent Architectural landmarks include the

First Presbyterian Church of Valatie. This congregation formed in 1835; the high Victorian Gothic Revival style building designed by Ogden & Wright Architects was built in 1878 of red brick with limestone trim, slate roof and slate dormer windows. It features a porte-cochère and open bell tower. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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