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

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)