Cobleskill is a town in Schoharie County, New York, New York, United States. The population was 6,625 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village, also named Cobleskill, as well as the State University of New York at Cobleskill. The town is in the northern part of the county and is southwest of Amsterdam. The town was first settled around 1712. The town was founded at the same time as the county, 1795, but its boundaries were not established until 1801. There are more historical notes on the pages of the village of Cobleskill and Schoharie County. The town was named after mill owner Jacob Kobell, and the word the word “kil“, which is Dutch for stream. Cobleskill was incorporated in 1868.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.7 km2), of which, 30.6 square miles (79.3 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (0.49%) is water. Cobleskill Creek flows eastward through the town. Interstate 88 passes across the town. New York State Route 145 is an east-west highway, which runs conjointly with New York State Route 10 near Cobleskill village. Both the Interstate and NY-10 follow a route similar to Cobleskill Creek. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,407 people, 2,270 households, and 1,287 families residing in the town. The population density was 209.3 people per square mile (80.8/km2).
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