Saturday July 10, 2010

ANCRAMDALE, NEW YORK – We drove over to Columbia County in New York for dinner with some friends. Here is the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church. It’s a bit odd with the steeple lacking the actual steeple. The town history says that the church was built in 1847 but there are no other details. Ancram history.

Tidbits from the town website: “The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. The town comprises 27,000 of the total 160,000 acres the Livingston family had held from the initial grant by the English Crown in 1686. Philip Livingston, grandson of Robert, founded the first iron works in 1743, the only one of its kind on the banks of the Roeliff Jansen Kill and in the NY Colony.”

Ancramdale Presbyterian Church

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