Wynants Kill

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Wynants Kill
Country United States
State New York
Source Glass Lake
 - location Sand Lake, New York, Rensselaer County, New York, New York
 - coordinates 42°37′46″N 73°31′58″W / 42.62944°N 73.53278°W / 42.62944; -73.53278
Mouth Hudson River
 - location Troy, New York
 - elevation 20 ft (6 m)
 - coordinates 42°42′20″N 73°42′05″W / 42.70556°N 73.70139°W / 42.70556; -73.70139Coordinates: 42°42′20″N 73°42′05″W / 42.70556°N 73.70139°W / 42.70556; -73.70139

The Wynants Kill[1] is a 15.8-mile-long (25.4 km)[2] stream which has its source at Glass Lake near Averill Park, New York, and terminates at the Hudson River at Troy, New York.

The stream is named after Wijnant Gerritsen van der Poel (1617–1699), a Dutch cabinet maker from Meppel who owned a sawmill on it in the 1650s,[3][4] while kill is from an archaic Dutch word for "stream".


  • Horse Heaven Brook
  • Glass Lake
    • Crooked Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Burden Lake

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wynants Kill
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Dutch influence lingers in New York names
  4. ^ John Warren, The Poesten Kill: Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District, page 46

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