DescriptionNamed for a Native American word meaning “hoot of an owl,” Coxsackie was an exclusively Dutch settlement from the late 1600s until 1790, when other settlers arrived. In 1775, 225 of the villagers wrote and signed a declaration of independence protesting “arbitrary and oppressive acts of the British Parliament”—a year before their counterparts farther south drafted their own declaration.
The village, situated along the banks of the Hudson River, features Colonial and Victorian houses. Riverside Park offers a panorama of the Hudson River and the Berkshire Mountains.
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