HILLSDALE

Hillsdale is one of the five towns of the Roe Jan region and an significant municipality  in the History of Columbia County. Within the bounds of the town of Hillsdale are the headwaters of several small streams, the Copake Creek, the Claverack Creek, the Roeliff Jansen Kill, and tributaries of Green River, which flows across the northeastern boundaries of the town.

There were three fulling mills on the Roeliff Jansen’s Kill, and two carding machines in the vicinity, all in what was then called the Collin neighborhood. The disastrous flood of 1888 destroyed what was remaining of them at that time.

Both the Roeliff Jansen Kill and Roeliff Jansen Park outside Hillsdale were named after Roeliff Jansen - the Roeliff Jansen Park entrance is located on Route 22, one half mile south of the Hillsdale light on the east side of the road. The park includes multiple trails, access to the Roeliff Jansen Kill, several picnic areas, a dog run, a farmers market, a summer youth program, and much more.

New Addition!

Four vintage Harlem Line Photos of Hillsdale contributed by Arthur Deeks

PC FL9, NB, Hillsdale, NY
PC FL9, NB, Hillsdale, NY

PC FL9, NB, Hillsdale, NY, July 25h,1971 Photo ©1971 Arthur Deeks

PC RS-3m 9962, SB, Hillsdale, NY
PC RS-3m 9962, SB, Hillsdale, NY

PC RS-3m 9962, SB, Hillsdale, NY, March 27th 1976 Photo ©1976 Arthur Deeks

PC  RS-3  5365, NB, Hillsdale, NY,
PC RS-3 5365, NB, Hillsdale, NY,

PC RS-3 5365, NB, Hillsdale, NY, August 11th 1972 Photo ©1972 Arthur Deeks

Hillsdale, NY, looking NW,
Hillsdale, NY, looking NW,

Hillsdale, NY, looking NW, scrappers on way, July 23rd, 1979 Photo ©1979 Arthur Deeks

PICTURES OF HILLSDALE FROM THE RJHS COLLECTION

Roe Jan School 2
Roe Jan School 2
Roe Jan School (color)
Roe Jan School (color)
Roe Jan School 1940s
Roe Jan School 1940s
Roe Jan School 3
Roe Jan School 3
Roe Jan School 1930s
Roe Jan School 1930s
Roe Jan School -soon after completion
Roe Jan School -soon after completion
Monument Celebration
Monument Celebration
Saint Bridget's
Saint Bridget's
Harlem Valley N. Hillsdale
Harlem Valley N. Hillsdale
Hillsdale Harbinger & Buggy
Hillsdale Harbinger & Buggy
Old Grange Hall, Hillsdale
Old Grange Hall, Hillsdale
Memorial Statue, Culllin Park
Memorial Statue, Culllin Park
Hillsdale (color postcard)
Hillsdale (color postcard)
Cullin Park Postcard (with written note)
Cullin Park Postcard (with written note)
Parade by old Grocery, Rte 23
Parade by old Grocery, Rte 23
Hillsdale from Mt Washington
Hillsdale from Mt Washington
Black Grocery Store
Black Grocery Store
Back of Postcard
Back of Postcard
Armistice Day
Armistice Day
Cullen Park
Cullen Park
Bullock Home
Bullock Home
Cullin Park 2
Cullin Park 2
Cullin Park Postcard
Cullin Park Postcard
Cullin Park 3
Cullin Park 3
Elmwood Inn
Elmwood Inn
Cullin Park 4
Cullin Park 4
Hillsdale Aerial Picture
Hillsdale Aerial Picture
Hillsdale Postcard
Hillsdale Postcard
Hillsdale Postcard 3
Hillsdale Postcard 3
Hillsdale Postcard 5
Hillsdale Postcard 5
The Old Toll Gate Postcard
The Old Toll Gate Postcard
Hillsdale Postcard 4
Hillsdale Postcard 4
Hillsdale Postcard 6
Hillsdale Postcard 6
Pine Brook Cabins Postcard
Pine Brook Cabins Postcard
Old WIlliams Pond Postcard
Old WIlliams Pond Postcard
Hillsdale !950's Postcard
Hillsdale !950's Postcard
Breezy HIll Farm
Breezy HIll Farm
East New State Road Postcard
East New State Road Postcard
Hillsdale Aerial Postcard
Hillsdale Aerial Postcard
Hillsdale Aerial Postcard 1950s
Hillsdale Aerial Postcard 1950s
Maple Avenue Postcard
Maple Avenue Postcard
The Taconic Range Postcard
The Taconic Range Postcard
Hillsdale RR Station Postcard
Hillsdale RR Station Postcard
M.Ep.Church Robinson Res.Postcard
M.Ep.Church Robinson Res.Postcard
Hillsdale Post Office
Hillsdale Post Office
%22The Rock Where.
%22The Rock Where.
Back of postcard 1911
Back of postcard 1911
%22The Rock Where my Mother Played%22 Po
%22The Rock Where my Mother Played%22 Po
Hillsdale 1950s Lodge Winter
Hillsdale 1950s Lodge Winter
Skiing 1950s Color
Skiing 1950s Color
Hils Holiday House Promo Card
Hils Holiday House Promo Card
Hils Holiday House B&W
Hils Holiday House B&W
HIls Holiday House Back of Card
HIls Holiday House Back of Card
Harlem Vallley Hilldale
Harlem Vallley Hilldale
View From HIll
View From HIll
View From Behind Foundry
View From Behind Foundry
Upper Main Street
Upper Main Street
Uprooted tree 9-2-1944 Route 23
Uprooted tree 9-2-1944 Route 23
Twister 9-2-1944 Route 23
Twister 9-2-1944 Route 23
Shaffers Store
Shaffers Store