We've been having some beautiful weather around here lately and I was driving the other day with all my windows down and ended up going through Plattekill.

I was in a hurry, but when I got back to the station I wanted to look up a little more about Plattekill and find out some history about it.

On Wiki it mentions that Plattekill became established during the 1800s.

Now this is something I found pretty cool, there is a building here that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The first owner hailed from New Jersey and his name was Johannis Shuart.

The Shuart-Van Orden Stone House is one of the oldest buildings that can be found in the town. Peter Van Orden was an early settler who purchased the home opened up a store right near by.

Another thing Van Orden did while he occupied the house was open up a distillery in the town.

The house went through some major renovations and it says the new owners found some "previously hidden parts" of the home. Hmmmm...I wonder what that means?

If you know anymore cool facts about Plattekill, please drop a comment below.

Here at the Wolf, we are so excited that more towns throughout the Hudson Valley will be able to enjoy country music with us. Plattekill can now hear country music on 97.7 FM