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Moordener Kill
Country United States
State New York
County Rensselaer
Towns Sand Lake, Schodack
Physical characteristics
Main source Sand Lake, New York
42°36′21″N 73°35′10″W / 42.60583°N 73.58611°W / 42.60583; -73.58611
River mouth Hudson River
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York
0 ft (0 m)
42°32′36″N 73°45′14″W / 42.54333°N 73.75389°W / 42.54333; -73.75389

The Moordener Kill is a 15.5-mile-long (24.9 km) tributary to the Hudson River that flows through southwestern Rensselaer County, New York, in the United States.

Moordener Kill translates to "Murderer Creek", with moordenaar being the modern Dutch word for "murderer" and kill for "creek". The name comes from the fact that the creek was the site of an ambush of Dutch settlers by Native Americans in 1643 in which 7 men and 2 women were killed.

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