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Claverack Creek
ClaverackandKinderhookCreeks.png
Main branches of Claverack Creek and Kinderhook Creek
Native name To-was-ta-we-kak
Other name(s) Twastaweekak
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
Towns , Stottville, New York, Claverack, New York
Physical characteristics
Main source Mellenville, New York
River mouth Stockport Creek
Stockport, New York
7 ft (2.1 m)

Claverack Creek is a 17.5-mile-long (28.2 km) tributary to Stockport Creek in Columbia County, New York, in the United States. Its source is in the town of Claverack at the hamlet of Mellenville, and its mouth is at its confluence with Kinderhook Creek to form Stockport Creek, in the town of Stockport.

History

The lower Claverack Creek was known as Twastawekak (To-was-ta-we-kak or Twastaweekak) by the Native American Mahican tribe, while the upper creek was named Ska-an-kook or Skaanpook.

Tributaries

  • Fitting Creek
    • Widows Creek
  • Mud Creek
  • Taghkanic Creek
    • Mud Creek
    • Snydam Creek
    • Chrysler Pond Outlet
  • Loomis Creek
  • Hollowville Creek
  • North Creek
  • Agawamuck Creek
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