By Captain Franklin Ellis195


    This town lies upon the Hudson river, nearly central along the western border of the county.  It is rather peculiarly situated, as it encloses the city of Hudson upon three sides.  Greenport thus has a river front both above and below the city.  It is bounded north by Stockport, east by Claverack, south by Livingston, and west by the river and the city of Hudson.  It includes nine thousand three hundred and seventy-six acres of improved land, two thousand and ninety-one of unimproved, and of the latter fifteen hundred and sixty-three acres are woodland.  The total population in 1875 was thirteen hundred and fifty-two.  The town is a part of the original Van Hoesen patent, fully described in the general portion of this history.

     In the Revised Statues of the State, Greenport is described, and its boundary lines defined, as follows.

     "All that part of the city of Hudson lying within the following limits, to wit:

     "Beginning on the bank of the Hudson river, at the southwest corner of the town of Stockport, and running from thence along the line of the said town of Stockport, south sixty-six degrees, east one hundred and twenty chains and sixteen links to the middle of the Claverack creek, at a hickory-tree standing on the east bank of said creek; thence up along the middle of said creek, as it winds and turns, to the line of the town of Livingston; thence north sixty-eight degrees fifteen minutes west along the north line of the said town of Livingston to the middle of Hudson river; thence up said river on the boundary line between the counties of Columbia and Greene, at a point bearing north thirty-three degrees and twenty-five minutes west from a buoy standing at the southerly point of the flats in said river; said buoy bears south seventy-seven degrees and five minutes west forty chains and eighty links from the southwesterly corner of Mr. Goodwin's dock, in the city of Hudson; and north twenty-eight degrees and ten minutes west twenty-nine chains from Black Rock, on the most northerly point of Mount Merino; thence from said buoy south thirty -three degrees and twenty-five minutes east fifty-eight chains to a willow-tree standing in the fence; thence south seventy degrees and ten minutes east ninety-six chains to the centre of the old road passing through the farm lately owned by Charles Evarts; thence along the centre of said old road north sixty-three degrees and twenty minutes east six chains and sixty links; thence north forty-four degrees and twenty minutes east ten chains and forty-five links; thence north fifty-five degrees and fifty minutes east six chains; thence north thirty-three degrees and fifty minutes east four chains and forty links; then north twenty-two degrees and thirty-five minutes east fifteen chains and seventy links to the northerly side of the Union turnpike; thence north eleven degrees and fifty minutes east eighty-six chains to a white-oak tree, standing one chain and fifty-five links from the northeasterly corner of the farm lately owned by Jonas White, and nine links westerly from the fence along the westerly side of the old road leading from Hudson to the print-works; thence from this white-oak tree north seventy-four degrees and twenty-five minutes west to the channel of the river or to the Greene county line; thence northerly along the middle of the river to the southwest corner of the town of Stockport; and from thence to the bank of the river at the place of beginning, shall constitute a new town by the name of Greenport."

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