Coxackie (Coxsackie)

misc_ship.gif (73 bytes) Text from William Wade

Coxsackie Landings are on the west side of the river, about eight miles above Hudson. They contain altogether about two hundred houses and twelve hundred inhabitants. The village of Coxsackie itself is about a mile west of the 1anding, and contains five hundred inhabitants.

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Edgar Mayhew Bacon says that the name Coxsackie is derived from the Indian word for cut banks or Kukakee because at this part of the river the current cuts into the sides of the banks. He also tells us that Coxsackie like Milton had a horse drawn ferry until the mid nineteenth century.