The hamlet of Claverack developed around the intersection of two important trade routes through the County (now Routes 9H and 23/23B), surrounded by fertile farmlands.

Before the founding of the City of Hudson, the hamlet of Claverack was the central point for the storage of grain and other farm products to be shipped and sold elsewhere.

Today, the hamlet of Claverack retains its identity as one of the main crossroads within the town and the county. The railroad tracks have been removed, but many of the railroad buildings have been converted to other commercial uses.

Some of the original small stores and businesses have closed, but there are still some commercial uses at the 9H/23/23B intersection.

There is a post office and a volunteer fire company in the hamlet of Claverack.