Taghkanic Creek

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Coordinates: 42°13′23″N 73°45′19″W / 42.22306°N 73.75528°W / 42.22306; -73.75528
Taghkanic Creek (Taughannock)
River
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
Source
 - location Hillsdale, New York, Taconic Mountains
 - coordinates 42°14′34″N 73°35′16″W / 42.24278°N 73.58778°W / 42.24278; -73.58778
Mouth Claverack Creek
 - location Greenport, New York
 - elevation 121 ft (37 m)
 - coordinates 42°13′23″N 73°45′19″W / 42.22306°N 73.75528°W / 42.22306; -73.75528
Length 30 mi (48 km)

Taghkanic Creek[1] is a 30.1-mile-long (48.4 km)[2] tributary to Claverack Creek in Columbia County, New York, in the United States. Via Claverack Creek and Stockport Creek, it is part of the Hudson River watershed. Its source is in the town of Hillsdale, and it passes through the towns of Copake, Taghkanic, and Livingston before terminating at Claverack Creek in the town of Greenport.

History[edit]

Taghkanic or Taughannock is the Native American name for this stream, meaning "forest wilderness"[3] or "in the trees".[4] Other sources cite the fact that the stream has its source on the opposite side of the mountain in Copake through which it flows in an underground stream.[5]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Mud Creek
  • Snydam Creek
  • Chrysler Pond Outlet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taghkanic Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taghkanic Creek
  4. ^ "Taughannock Falls State Park" The Paleontological Research Institution: Ithaca, New York.
  5. ^ Aboriginal place names of New York, By William Martin Beauchamp, page 49

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