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Taghkanic Creek (Taughannock)
River
Country "United States
State "New York
"County "Columbia
Source
 - location "Hillsdale, New York, "Taconic Mountains
 - coordinates 42°14′34″N 73°35′16″W / 42.24278°N 73.58778°W / 42.24278; -73.58778
Mouth "Claverack Creek
 - location "Greenport, New York
 - elevation 121 ft (37 m)
 - coordinates 42°13′23″N 73°45′19″W / 42.22306°N 73.75528°W / 42.22306; -73.75528"Coordinates: 42°13′23″N 73°45′19″W / 42.22306°N 73.75528°W / 42.22306; -73.75528
Length 30 mi (48 km)

Taghkanic Creek[1] is a 30.1-mile-long (48.4 km)[2] tributary to "Claverack Creek in "Columbia County, New York, in the United States. Via Claverack Creek and "Stockport Creek, it is part of the "Hudson River watershed. Its source is in the town of "Hillsdale, and it passes through the towns of "Copake, "Taghkanic, and "Livingston before terminating at Claverack Creek in the town of "Greenport.

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History[edit]

Taghkanic or Taughannock is the Native American name for this stream, meaning "forest wilderness"[3] or "in the trees".[4] Other sources cite the fact that the stream has its source on the opposite side of the mountain in Copake through which it flows in an underground stream.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taghkanic Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taghkanic Creek
  4. ^ "Taughannock Falls State Park" The Paleontological Research Institution: Ithaca, New York.
  5. ^ Aboriginal place names of New York, By William Martin Beauchamp, page 49

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