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Hannacrois Creek
Map of the Hannacrois Creek
Other name(s) Hannacroix Creek
Country United States
State New York
County Albany
Towns , Westerlo, New York, Coeymans, New York
Physical characteristics
Main source Westerlo, New York
42°23′58″N 74°00′43″W / 42.39944°N 74.01194°W / 42.39944; -74.01194
River mouth Hudson River
Coeymans, New York
0 ft (0 m)
42°27′46″N 73°47′06″W / 42.46278°N 73.78500°W / 42.46278; -73.78500

Hannacrois Creek is a 20.9-mile-long (33.6 km) tributary to the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York. From its source in Westerlo it flows through Dunbar Hollows and over Dickinson Falls to the Alcove Reservoir. It then passes through Coeymans Hollow and just into Greene County to its mouth at the Hudson River in Coeymans, New York.

Hannacrois Creek has a drainage area of over 60 square miles (160 km2).

Variant names of the creek include Hannacroix Creek, Haanadrois Creek, and Hannekraai, among others. The name translates to the Dutch "Rooster crowing". There is a story that the early Dutch settlers here saw a rooster come floating down the creek on a block of ice, so the creek became known as the Hannekraai, meaning "cock-crowing" creek. The settlement of Hannacroix also took its name from the creek.


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