Basher Kill

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Basher Kill is a stream in the U.S. state of New York.[1] It is a tributary to the Neversink River.[2]

Basher Kill was named after Bashee, a local Native American woman.[2] Many variant spellings have been recording, including "Ba-sha Kill", "Basha's Kill", "Basher's Kill", "Bashers Kil", Bashers Kill", and "Bashes Kil".[1]

The stream flows through Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area, a manmade wetland maintained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) as a New York State Wildlife Management Area.[3] The NYSDEC built a dam along the watercourse in the 1970s to preserve the Basha Kill and its wildlife.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Basher Kill
  2. ^ a b Eager, Samuel Watkins (1846). An Outline History of Orange County: Together with Local Tradition and Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Etc. T. E. Henderson. p. 392.
  3. ^ a b "About The Basha Kill". Basha Kill Area Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

Coordinates: 41°26′58″N 74°35′35″W / 41.44944°N 74.59306°W / 41.44944; -74.59306