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A Little about Ulster County, New York

     When part of the New Netherland colony, the area of present-day Ulster County was called "Esopus" by Dutch settlers after the Esopus tribe of the Lenape indigenous people.  In 1652, Thomas Chambers, a freeholder from the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, purchased land at Esopus and began trading there.  In 1654, Johan de Hulter, owner of 20% of the Killian van Rensselaer Company, was granted a patent which, together with the patents of Christoffel Davids and Jacob Jansen Stoll, supplies evidence of the first permanent European settlement which grew into the village of Wiltwijck, which was later named Kingston by the English.  In 1683, the Duke of York created twelve counties in his province, one of which was Ulster County.  Its boundaries at that time included the present Sullivan County, and portions of the present Delaware, Orange, and Greene Counties.
     In 1777, the first state capital of the independent New York State was established at Kingston, though it was subsequently moved to Kerhonkson when the British burned Kingston.
     In 1797, portions of Otsego and Ulster Counties were split off to create Delaware County.
     In 1798, the southernmost towns in Ulster County were moved into Orange County, to compensate Orange for breaking away the southernmost portion of that county in order to form Rockland County.
     In 1800, portions of Albany and Ulster Counties were split off to create Greene County.
 

CITIES & TOWNSHIPS, ETC.
TOWNS:
* Dening
* Esopus
* Gardiner
* Hardenburgh
* Hurley
* Kingston
* Lloyd
* Marbletown
* Marlborough
* New Paltz
* Olive
* Plattekill
* Rochester
* Rosendale
* Saugerties
* Shandaken
* Shawangunk
* Ulster
* Wawarsing
* Woodstock
VILLAGES:
* Ellenville
* New Paltz
* Saugerties

HAMLETS:
* Bearsville
* Big Indian
* Boiceville
* Brown's Station
* Centerville
* Chichester
* Cottekill
* Kaatsbaan
* Krumville
* Lew Beach
* Modena
* Mt. Pleasant
* Mt. Tremper
* Olivebridge
* Oliverea
* Palentown
* Seager
* Shady
* Spring Glen
* Sundown
* Tabasco
* West Park
* West Saugerties
* Willow

OTHER CENSUS DESIGNATED PLACES:
* Accord
* Clintondale
* Cragsmoor
* East Kingston
* Gardiner
* Glasco
* High Falls
* Highland
* Hillside
* Hurley
* Kerhonkson
* Lake Katrine
* Lincoln Park
* Malden-on-Hudson
* Marlboro
* Milton
* Napanoch

* Phoenicia
* Pine Hill
* Plattekill
* Port Ewen
* Rifton
* Rosendale Hamlet
* Saugerties South
* Shokan
* Stone Ridge
* Tillson
* Walker Valley
* Wallkill
* Watchtower
* West Hurley
* Woodstock
* Zena

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ADJACENT COUNTIES:
1. Delaware Co. (Northwest)
2. Greene Co. (North)
3. Columbia Co. (Northeast)
4. Dutchess Co. (Southeast)
5. Orange Co. (South)
6. Sullivan Co. (Southwest)
 


 

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