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Gallatin is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,668 at the 2010 census. Gallatin is on the south border of Columbia County and located 100 miles (160 km) north of New York City.

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1       Geography

2       History

3       Demographics

4       Politics

5       Education

6       Economy and employment

7       Transportation

8       Places of interest

9       Architecture

10     Arts

11      Shopping and dining

12      Media

13      Notable residents

14      External links

 

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.6 square miles, of which 39.1 square miles is land and 0.50 square miles, or 1.31%, is water. Most of the town drains to the Roeliff Jansen Kill, a tributary of the Hudson River. A small portion of the northeast corner of town drains via Suydam Creek to Taghkanic Creek, then via Claverack Creek to the Hudson River north of the city of Hudson.

Communities and location in Gallatin

Elizaville – A hamlet at the west town line.

Gallatinville – A hamlet in the eastern part of town on County Road 7.

Jacksons Corners – A location at the south town line near the Taconic Parkway.

Lake Taghkanic State Park – Surrounding Lake Taghkanic near the northern town line.

Mount Ross – A hamlet at the town line on the Roeliff Jansen Kill.

Silvernails – A hamlet south of Gallatinville.

Snyderville – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.

Spaulding Furnace – A hamlet southwest of Gallatinville.

The south town line is the border of Dutchess County.

 The Taconic State Parkway crosses the town. 

History

The region was part of Livingston Manor. The town was formed in 1830 from part of the town of Ancram. It is named for Albert Gallatin.

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