Hannacrois Creek

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Hannacrois Creek
Hannacroix Creek
Map of the Hannacrois Creek
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Towns, Westerlo, New York, Coeymans, New York
Physical characteristics
 • locationWesterlo, New York
 • coordinates42°23′58″N 74°00′43″W / 42.39944°N 74.01194°W / 42.39944; -74.01194
MouthHudson River
 • location
Coeymans, New York
 • coordinates
42°27′46″N 73°47′06″W / 42.46278°N 73.78500°W / 42.46278; -73.78500Coordinates: 42°27′46″N 73°47′06″W / 42.46278°N 73.78500°W / 42.46278; -73.78500
 • elevation
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Hannacrois Creek[1] is a 20.9-mile-long (33.6 km)[2] tributary to the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York. From its source in Westerlo it flows through Dunbar Hollows and over Dickinson Falls to the Alcove Reservoir. It then passes through Coeymans Hollow and just into Greene County to its mouth at the Hudson River in Coeymans, New York.

Hannacrois Creek has a drainage area of over 60 square miles (160 km2).[3]

Variant names of the creek include[1] Hannacroix Creek, Haanadrois Creek, and Hannekraai, among others. The name translates to the Dutch "Rooster crowing". There is a story that the early Dutch settlers here saw a rooster come floating down the creek on a block of ice, so the creek became known as the Hannekraai, meaning "cock-crowing" creek.[4] The settlement of Hannacroix also took its name from the creek.[5]


  • Silver Creek
  • Gulf Creek
  • Cole Hollow (stream)


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hannacrois Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ "New York State Coastal Fish & Wildlife Habitat Rating" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 149.
  5. ^ From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames, by Ren Vasiliev Archived 2010-10-26 at the Wayback Machine