Ancram is a town in Columbia County, New York. It is part of the Hudson Metro Area. The name is Scottish in origin. The current name came after a number of changes, notably Livingston Forge, Scotchtown, Town of Gallatin. Ancram was the name decided in 1814. Ancramdale, Boston State Corner and Taconic State Park are some of the communities in this town. It has a total area of 42.8 square miles. 42.6 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Historically, the important activities were mining of iron and lead. Now, construction, agriculture and paper mills are the economic mainstays of the town. The closest hospital is Columbia Memorial Hospital, located 14 miles away in Hudson. The cost of living here is 14.10% higher than the country average.
The area gets 42 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 138. The amount of snowfall is about 47 inches annually.