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Old Chatham, New York
Location within the state of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
Town Chatham
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12136
Area code(s) 518
Old Chatham Country Store
Old Chatham Country Store.
Old Chatham Sign
Old Chatham Sign.

Old Chatham is a hamlet in the northeast quadrant of the town of Chatham, located in Columbia County, New York. It is one of the earliest settlements in the town and was originally named Chatham.

The center of Old Chatham is marked by a few businesses around the intersection of the Albany Turnpike and County Rt. 13. These businesses include the United States Post Office for area code 12136, the Old Chatham Country Store (which includes a cafe/restaurant), and Jackson's Old Chatham House (another restaurant). The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company is also located in Old Chatham. The Wilbor House, also known as The Thompson Farm, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Old Chatham is also the headquarters of Blass Communications.

Businesses and attractions

  • Shaker Museum and Library
  • Powell House - Quaker conference and retreat center

Organizations and activities

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