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Hillsdale is a rural town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,927 at the 2010 census. The town's topography consists of rolling hills (hence its name), open farmland and wooded tracts. It is dotted with many houses, barns and other structures from the 18th and 19th centuries. Hillsdale is a popular area for second-home buyers from New York City, due in part to its proximity to two ski areas and the amenities of nearby Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Hudson.HistoryThe region was taken from the town of Claverack in 1782. The town of Hillsdale was established in 1788.In 1776 Henry Knox passed through Hillsdale while transporting cannons from Albany, New York, to aid the siege of Boston. There are two markers in Hillsdale along the Henry Knox Trail.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 124.0km2, of which 123.6km2 is land and 0.4km2, or 0.34%, is water.The east town line is the New York – Massachusetts border.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 721 households, and 485 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.6 people per square mile (14.1/km²). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 23.8 per square mile (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.88% White, 0.63% African American, 0.46% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.
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