Welcome to the Town of Claverack

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The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City. There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the county. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure (www.philmont.org) and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

Announcements and Public Notices

Claverack Winter 2023 Snowsports Program

The Town of Claverack organizes a Winter Snowsports Program (snowboarding or skiing) for six Saturdays beginning in early January each year at Catamount Ski Resort. Claverack youth age 6 and older may participate and have the physical ability to ride any on-mountain lift with instruction. The 2023 program begins Saturday, January 7, 2023, and runs…

2023 Tentative Town Budget

The 2023 tentative budget for the Town is now available here. A public hearing on the budget will take place on November 10, 2022 at 6 pm in the Community Room at the Claverack Free Library Community Room, 9 NYS Route 9H, Claverack, NY, 12513. All in attendance will be required to wear a face…

Solarize Claverack

SOLARIZE CLAVERACK  –  You can save up to 10% on your electric bill and receive a signup bonus by enrolling in Solarize Claverack, also known as Columbia County Community  Solar. The Claverack Town Board and the Claverack Climate Smart (CSC) Committee present this opportunity to residents and businesses to save money while supporting in-state solar…

Why Does Claverack Have a Historian?

In 1919 New York became the only state to legislate the position of Public Historian. On April 11, 1919, Governor Al Smith signed, ” Historian’s Law”, 57.07, mandating the position. Public, or town historians as they are most frequently referred to, are appointed by the town governments of each municipality in the state. (read more)