The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hoosick Falls

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HOOSICK FALLS, N. Y., village in Rensselaer County on the Hoosick River and on the Boston and Maine Railroad, about 28 miles northeast of Albany. The first permanent settlement was made in 1688, and the first charter was received in 1827. The charter has been revised and the last revision was in 1890. The village has excellent water power. The chief manufactures are agricultural implements, paper and paper-making machinery, electric insulators, shirts, cotton and woolen goods and flour. The government of the village is vested in a president who holds office three years, and a board of trustees. The site of the British entrenchments at the battle of Bennington, 6 Aug. 1777, is near here and is now maintained as a State park. The waterworks are the property of the village. Pop, 5,532.