Mill Creek
Tierken Kil
Native namePoetanock
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyRensselaer
Towns, Rensselaer, East Greenbush
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNorth Greenbush, New York
 ⁃ coordinates42°39′39″N 73°38′42″W / 42.66083°N 73.64500°W / 42.66083; -73.64500
MouthHudson River
 ⁃ location
Rensselaer, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°38′33″N 73°44′34″W / 42.64250°N 73.74278°W / 42.64250; -73.74278Coordinates: 42°38′33″N 73°44′34″W / 42.64250°N 73.74278°W / 42.64250; -73.74278
 ⁃ elevation
164 ft (50 m)

Mill Creek, also previously known as Tierken Kill,[1] is a tributary to the Hudson River. Poetanock was the Native American name for the stream.[2] From its source just west of Snyders Lake in East Greenbush the stream travels southwest, then north and west to the Hudson River. The stream has two waterfalls, the Upper Falls on the Mill Brook, and the Lower Falls on the Mill Brook.[3] Its mouth on the Hudson River is directly opposite Albany New York at what was Van Rensselaer Island, in the City of Rensselaer.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mill Creek (Hudson River tributary)
  2. ^ History of the Indian tribes of Hudson's River: their origin, manners and customs..., By Edward Manning Ruttenberg, page 375
  3. ^ Waterfalls of Rensselaer County, New York Archived 2011-01-13 at the Wayback Machine