Cooksburg

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.Beers Map of Cooksburgh

Location

Cooksburg is a hamlet of Rensselaerville in the extreme southwest corner.

History

Cooksburg was settled in Daniel Youngs and Garrett Snyder. In 1840, Cooksburg was named after Thomas B. Cook, of Catskill, New York who played a leading role in bringing the Catskill and Canajoharie Railroad to the hamlet[1].

Early Settlers

Churches

School

Businesses

Hotels and Taverns

Mills

There were two grist mills in Cooksburg. One was located in a field near the intersection of Rt. 81 and Rt. 145 had three turbines in series. One was moved and is now a now a restaurant in Connecticut[2]

Blacksmiths

Stores

Other Businesses

Cemeteries

Photo Gallery

This section is for scenic photos and post cards of the hamlet. Photos of people and families should be posted on biography or family pages.

Cemeteries

Photo Gallery

This section is for scenic photos and post cards of the hamlet. Photos of people and families should be posted on biography or family pages.

External Links

Sources

  1. "Rensselaerville Historical Society," People Made It Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville ca. 1788-1950, Published 1977
  2. "Other Mills in Rensselaerville", By Janet Hasley, Rensselaerville Historical Society, adapted from a 1965 paper by Joseph Civalier of the Natural Sciences Institute.