The first known Europeans to set foot in Columbia County were Henry Hudson and his crew. On September 17, 1609, Hudson stopped for a day at the mouth of what is now known as Stockport Creek, territory under control of the Mohican Indians. The first European settler in Stockport was Abraham Staats, who built a house at the spot Henry Hudson landed around 1660. The present Town of Stockport was formed from parts of Stuyvesant, Ghent, and Hudson in 1833.
Stockport is the smallest town in Columbia County at 13 square miles in area. It was named after Stockport, England, the hometown of James Wild, a prominent resident at the time.
At one time, this was the hub of industrial activity in Columbia County. The Claverack and Kinderhook Creeks join here to form the Stockport Creek, which flows out to the Hudson River. Waterpower was abundant and the historical evidence suggests that the motivation behind the Town’s formation was to benefit the proprietors of the many woolen mills along these sources of waterpower. These mills and associated buildings were used well into the 20th century. Another concentration of mills was found in Columbiaville, one mile inland from the Hudson, on the Stockport Creek. Columbiaville was an incorporated village from 1813 until the formation of the Town in 1833.
The Columbia White Sulfur Springs was located in the Hamlet of Stottville, at the southern end of Town. In the mid-1800’s, these sulfur springs were as well known as those of Saratoga. People came from great distances to drink and bathe in the water. The mills and spas are long gone.
Currently, the Stockport is a semi-rural town consistently primarily of residences and farms.
Town of Stockport
July 2, 2015
COUNTY OF COLUMBIA
TOWN OF STOCKPORT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF STOCKPORT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY JULY 7, 2015 AT 6:30 PM AT THE STOCKPORT TOWN HALL, 2787 ATLANTIC AVE., STOTTVILLE, NEW YORK.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING IS TO RECEIVE COMMENT, AND POSSIBLY ADOPT, PROPOSED LOCAL LAW #1-2015, A LOCAL LAW PROHIBITING PARKING ALONG FIREHOUSE ROAD.
ANYONE INTERESTED IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
AT THE GREENPORT RECREATION PLAYGROUND
DATES AND HOURS
July 6th – August 14th (Monday through Friday)
8:00AM to 2:00PM (Pick up children by 2:30PM)
Sign up period will take place from June 1st through July 2nd for Stockport youth at the Stockport Town Hall with the Town Clerk’s Office (Signup packets are currently available)
The program requires an actual copy of childrens immunizations from their doctors.
Playground fee per child is $25.00 for Stockport Residents; $10 for siblings
(Max $35.00 for a Family)
(Proof of Residency is required: tax bill or utility bill of parent, etc.)
Transportation to and from the program must be provided by a parent or guardian.
Town Clerk 518-828 -9389 ext.7
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER?? PLEASE GO TO OUR "LINKS" TAB ABOVE TO SEE SOME UPCOMING FUN EVENTS!!BRING ONE, BRING ALL!
A Public Notice has been received concerning the Application of New York State Electric & Gas Corp. for a Certificate of Environmental Compatability and Public Need for Construction of the Columbia County Transmission Project. This is being listed on our site as it does pertain to the Town of Stockport. A copy is available at the Stockport Town Hall for review.
Harrier Hill State Park is open to the Public. This six acre pocket park opened in 2009 and offers a covered picnic pavilion and a spectacular view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.