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Coeymans Creek
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Onesquethaw and Coeymans Creeks
Native name O-nis-ke-thau
Other name(s) Onesquethaw Creek, Oniskethau Kil
Country United States
State New York
County Albany
Towns Bethlehem, Coeymans
Physical characteristics
Main source Bethlehem, New York
River mouth Hudson River
Coeymans, New York
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Coeymans Creek is a 7.3-mile-long (11.7 km) tributary of the Hudson River in Albany County, New York in the United States.

The creek originates as the continuation of Onesquethaw Creek, which starts near Clarksville, in the Helderberg Mountains.

History

O-nis'-ke-thau Creek is also called Coeymans Creek. There was a hamlet of this name in New Scotland as well as Oniskethau flats and mountain. It is said to have been an early Native American name meaning cornfields.

Tributaries

  • Mosher Brook
  • Onesquethaw Creek
  • Feuri Spruyt (Feuri-Sprayt Kill), a small stream in the north part of Coeymans, disappears, and flows for half a mile in a subterranean passage, coming to the surface again in New Scotland.
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