Gallatin Log Home 3BR3BA 16 Acres Pond. This beautiful contemporary log home overlooking a pond on 16 acres has 3BR 3BA, custom cabinetry with granite counters in kitchen. There is also a wood stove, separate DR and LR, three floors with family room on lower level plus many extras.
Gallatin Log Home 3BR3BA 16 Acres Pond
Gallatin NY Real Estate For Sale includes Elizaville, Gallatinville, Jackson Corners, Lake Taghkanic State park, Mount Ross, Silvernails, Snyderville and Spaulding Furnace. Gallatin is a rural area with scenic views, the remains of a farming community. The Coach Goat Farm is one of the more well-known goat farms. It produces cheeses that are marketed throughout the Hudson Valley.
Gallatin is in the southern part of Columbia County, with the Town of Livingston to the west, the Town of Taghkanic to the north, the town of Ancram to the east and Dutchess County to the south. Gallatin is a rural town with rolling scenic views making it an attractive estate location. The proximity of Dutchess County and Pine Plains village make it a desireable location for second homes. The per acre price of this land is the highest in the area and its amenities are close at hand. Sales in Gallatin usually bring the highest per acre cost in the county.
The town was formed in 1830 from part of the Town of Ancram, which had been part of the original Livingston Manor. Historically it included a number of active hamlets which are largely defunct today: Elizaville, Gallatinville, Jacksons Corners, Mount Ross, Silvernails, Snyderville and Spaulding Furnace. Elizaville is the most active with its U.S. Post Office. Gallatin is one of the southernmost towns in Columbia County, once part of Livingston Manor, the 160,000 acre manor of the Livingston family. Geographically, Gallatin is hilly, “a poor upland,” and never was good farming country, a factor which has shaped its history. The highest point in the Town is Mattashuck Hill, also known as Signal Rock, (elevation 1104 feet) south of Lake Taghkanic. The area is now known as Green Hill, because of the many evergreen trees in the area. Many years ago the United States Geological Survey erected a flagpole to mark the site, but it was blown down by a storm in 1918, according to local legend. Signal Rock is the name given this high point, because it was used by the Indians for fires and smoke signals that could be seen for many miles.
Gallatin Log Home 3BR3BA 16 Acres Pond
Gallatin NY real estate was centered in Gallatinville the largest settlement in the early town, with a railroad station, a hotel, stores, a grist mill, a plaster mill, two blacksmith shops, a post office and about a dozen houses in the 19th century. The roads through Gallatin were important major thoroughfares even in the earliest days, meeting the needs of moving livestock, agricultural products and even bar iron and cast iron goods by oxcart from eastern New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts to the Hudson River. The Salisbury Turnpike (which went through Suydam) was a vital road link. Another important road was the Nobletown Turnpike, which led to Hillsdale and Great Barrington to the east and north. Rail service came after the Civil War, in 1874, with the Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad. The line ran from Rhinecliff on the Hudson to Boston Corners, with stops at Copake, Ancram, Gallatinville, Silvernails, Jackson Corners, and Elizaville.
It was influenced by the extension of the Taconic State Parkway as far north as Gallatin in 1954. With access to the area thus dramatically improved, the population of Gallatin grew 267% between 1960 and 1990. In 1963 the northern portion of the Taconic extended to the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway near Chatham. The Taconic is now a busy commuter highway, carrying more than 10,000 cars a day in the northern portion (and 65,000 a day through Westchester County).
With the decline of farming in the 20th century, especially dairy farming, and the breakup of large farms, land use has gone through immense changes in the area. Some old farms have been sold to developers for the construction of homes. There are still some farms in Gallatin, including thoroughbred horse farms, and farms producing both cow and goat dairy products.
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- Price: $460,000
- Property ID: 5087
- Town Taxes: 3481
- School Taxes: 4168
- Prop. Class: Residential
- Town: Ancram
- County: Columbia
- Schools: Germantown
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: 518-928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC
- Phone: (518)392-6400