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Copake was part of the 1686 Taconic Grant to Robert Livingston for about 400 acres (1.6 km2) of good land and 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) of woodland. After it was purchased from the Indians it turned out to be 160,000 acres (650 km2), and he established the English-style Livingston Manor. The manor extended well into what is now Massachusetts. The first lease given by Livingston in Copake was for about 85 acres (340,000 m2) in 1687 to Matthews Abraham Van Deusen. Because New England claimed ownership west to the Hudson River, a border dispute broke out. The Massachusetts Bay Colony laid out three townships west of the Taconic Mountains in 1755. Most of the present town of Copake was in one of the townships.

The town of Copake was formed in 1824 by splitting it from the town of Granger that was renamed Taghkanic. An early industry was iron mining and smelting. In Taconic State Park adjacent to Copake Falls is the "Ore Pit", a former iron mine, now a 40-foot (12 m) deep swimming pond.

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  • The town of Copake was formed in 1824 by splitting it from the town of Granger that was renamed Taghkanic.

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  • 1854 - Copake
    Copake, a post-township of Columbia county. New York, 60 miles S. from Albany, intersected by the Harlem railroad. Population, 1052.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1860 - Population of Copake - 1839

    INTRODUCTION COPAKE COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK By Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878

  • 1865 - Population of Copake - 1738

    INTRODUCTION COPAKE COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK By Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878

  • 1870 - Population of Copake - 1847

    INTRODUCTION COPAKE COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK By Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878

  • 1875 - Population of Copake - 1884

    INTRODUCTION COPAKE COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK By Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878

  • History of Copake, 1878
    This town lies on the east border of the county, and in the second tier of towns from the south line. It contains an area of twenty-two thousand...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Copake / Copake Iron-Works
    Copake a post-hamlet of Columbia co., N.Y., in Copake township, on the New York & Harlem and Rhinebeck & Connecticut Railroads, 105 miles N. of New...Read MORE...


  • Copake, New York, USA
    Alexis and Lakeview Cottages, Copake Lake
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  • Copake, New York, USA
    The Bungalow, Copake Lake
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    Morkia Cottage, Copake Lake
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    Reformed Church and Cemetery, West Copake, N.Y., 1907
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    Copake, N.Y., 1908
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    Cottages at Copake Lake, 1908
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    Cottages at Copake Lake, 1910
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  • Copake, New York, USA
    The Taconic Inn, Copake Falls, N.Y.
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  • Copake, New York, USA
    Railroad Station, 1938
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Alexis and Lakeview Cottages, Copake Lake
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The Bungalow, Copake Lake
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Morkia Cottage, Copake Lake
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Reformed Church and Cemetery, West Copake, N.Y., 1907
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Copake, N.Y., 1908
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Cottages at Copake Lake, 1908
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Cottages at Copake Lake, 1910
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The Taconic Inn, Copake Falls, N.Y.
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Railroad Station, 1938
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