Copake

The town of Copake was formed in 1824 by splitting it from the town of Granger that was renamed Taghkanic. The town derives its name from a lake, which was known to the natives as Cook-pake, or Ack-kook-peek, meaning “Snake Pond.”

The largest water body is Copake Lake touching the western border of the town, but several other lakes and ponds occupy the central and southwestern parts of the town. The Roeliif Jansen Kill flows through the center of the town, and Taghkanic Creek crosses the northwest corner; both waterways lead west to the Hudson River.

Copake is on the eastern border of the Columbia County, and was part of the 1686 Taconic Grant to Robert Livingston, which turned out to be 160,000 acres, and he established he established the English-style Livingston Manor.

Pictures of Copake Falls and Copake Iron Works
The Bridge at Bash Bish Postcard
The Bridge at Bash Bish Postcard
RR Track Bicycle Copake Falls
RR Track Bicycle Copake Falls
Map Copake Iron Works.1888
Map Copake Iron Works.1888
St.BridgetsCopakeFalls
St.BridgetsCopakeFalls
St.Bridgets
St.Bridgets
Colonial Stores
Colonial Stores
Copake
Babe Ruth holding Carol Lee
Babe Ruth holding Carol Lee
Post Office and Wilkinson Store
Post Office and Wilkinson Store
Copake Lake
Copake Lake
Wagon Gas Station
Wagon Gas Station
Tracks in Copake 1921
Tracks in Copake 1921
Copake CNE Depot
Copake CNE Depot
Copake Lake 1
Copake Lake 1
Knox & Wilsey Store
Knox & Wilsey Store
Copake Lake 4
Copake Lake 4
Copake Lake 2jpg
Copake Lake 2jpg
Holsapple House Copake Town Center
Holsapple House Copake Town Center
Holsapple House
Holsapple House
Holsapple Houst Copake
Holsapple Houst Copake
Copake CNE Station
Copake CNE Station
Copake CNE Station2
Copake CNE Station2
The Taconic Inn
T.I. Postcard
T.I. Postcard
Taconic Inn B&W
Taconic Inn B&W
Taconic Inn Color Postcard
Taconic Inn Color Postcard
Survey Map Taconic Inn
Survey Map Taconic Inn
Bar at the Taconic Inn.
Bar at the Taconic Inn.
Babe Ruth, Fed Holsapple & Pals In front
Babe Ruth, Fed Holsapple & Pals In front
 Bar at the Taconic Inn 2
Bar at the Taconic Inn 2
Fred Holsapplee & Family
Fred Holsapplee & Family
Taconic inn in Spring
Taconic inn in Spring
Babe Ruth-on the Golf Course
Babe Ruth-on the Golf Course
Tacaonic Inn Aerial Shot 2
Tacaonic Inn Aerial Shot 2
Taconic Inn - Aerial Shot
Taconic Inn - Aerial Shot
Taconic inn Postcard 1939
Taconic inn Postcard 1939
Taconic inn Postcard 1939 Back
Taconic inn Postcard 1939 Back