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Coxsackie (T)

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Coxsackie is a town in Greene County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 8,884 at the 2000 census. The name of the town is derived from a native term, but it has various translations. The town of Coxsackie has a village also called Coxsackie. The town is in the northeast part of the county. The town of Coxsackie is notable for being the namesake of Coxsackie virus since it was first discovered here.
The settlement of Coxsackie began in the 17th Century, around 1652 as part of the development of New Netherlands. The area became a district in 1772, and the town of Coxsackie was founded in 1788. Further land was lost in the formation of the newer towns of Cairo and Greenville, Greene County, New York, New Baltimore, and Athens in 1815.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 99.4 square kilometers, out of which 95.6 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 3.8 square kilometers is occupied by water. The eastern town line is defined by the Hudson River and is the border of Columbia County, New York.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.7 percent under the age of 18, 24.3 percent from 18 to 24, 29.9 percent from 25 to 44, 18.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 185.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 210.9 males.
Communities and locations in the town of Coxsackie are Bronck House a house in West Coxsackie built by Pieter Bronck in 1663, Climax a hamlet northwest of Coxsackie village on Route 81. Coxsackie Correctional Facility a state prison southwest of Coxsackie village and Earlton a hamlet in the western part of the town and more. Coxsackie can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place.

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