Stockport is located in northwest Columbia County along the Hudson River. It has a population of 2,815 as of 2010.
Twelve communities in the Hudson Valley made it onto a new list of safest places to live in New York [Patch/Facebook].
At No. 1 is Stockport. Here's what earned it the top ranking: Population: 2,744 - Violent Crime Rates (per 1,000): 0.0 - Property Crime Rates (per 1,000): 0.4
The region was settled around 1657 and the The Staats House dates from this early period. Stockport was created in 1833 from parts of Ghent, Stuyvesant and the city of Hudson.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was completed 1846 and consecrated by Bishop Heathcote Delancey.
St. John's was the first Episcopal church built in Columbia County, NY.
Its grounds bear one of two original lychgates in the county, the second being at St. Mark's Church in Philmont.
Stockport is comprised of the following hamlets:
Columbiaville – near the center of town on Rt 9
Rossman – northeast of Columbiaville by Kinderhook Creek.
Stockport – south of Stockport Creek on Rt 9
Stottville - near south town line.