Valatie was first named "Pachaquak", meaning "cleared meadow", by its earliest settlers—Algonquian Mohicans—who lived along the banks of Valatie's two waterways now called Valatie Kill and Kinderhook Creek.
The earliest European settlers here were the Dutch, who named this area "Vaaltje", meaning "little falls". The Dutch 'Vaaltje' ultimately evolved to the anglicized "Valatie" that we are today.
Part of New York's original New Netherland, the Village of Valatie was considered Northern Columbia County's center of commerce throughout the 19th century. Valatie incorporated in 1856.
Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association
is a nonpartisan collective of individuals, businesses
and organizations working together
to enhance the community of Valatie Village.
Together, we are revitalizing our historic downtown, supporting existing merchants while attracting visitors and new business to the Village of Valatie, NY.
V.E.R.A. sponsors events that bring visitors to the village, our bustling Main Street and our iconic waterfalls.
Support Valatie's renaissance! Become a V.E.R.A. member! Businesses receive increased local patronage, group marketing and advertising, links, including social media and targeted marketing.
Randall Schmit, President
David D. Bruner