Cooksburg is a hamlet of Rensselaerville in the extreme southwest corner.
Cooksburg was settled in Daniel Youngs and Garrett Snyder. In 1840, Cooksburg was named after Thomas B. Cook, of Catskill, New York who played a leading role in bringing the Catskill and Canajoharie Railroad to the hamlet.
Hotels and Taverns
There were two grist mills in Cooksburg. One was located in a field near the intersection of Rt. 81 and Rt. 145 had three turbines in series. One was moved and is now a now a restaurant in Connecticut
This section is for scenic photos and post cards of the hamlet. Photos of people and families should be posted on biography or family pages.
Burhan's residence in 1910, photo from People Made It Happen Here Mail Carrier, photo from Rensselaerville Historical Society
- "Rensselaerville Historical Society," People Made It Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville ca. 1788-1950, Published 1977
- "Other Mills in Rensselaerville", By Janet Hasley, Rensselaerville Historical Society, adapted from a 1965 paper by Joseph Civalier of the Natural Sciences Institute.