Place:Andes (town), Delaware, New York, United States

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NameAndes (town)
Alt namesAndes
TypeTown
Coordinates42.183°N 74.783°W
Located inDelaware, New York, United States
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Andes is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,301 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Andes contains a hamlet (formerly a village) also named Andes. The town is on the southeast border of the county.

History

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Settlement began in 1784. The town was formed in 1819 from the Town of Middletown.

In 1845 in an Anti-rent War, protesters, several hundred dressed as "Calico Indians," shot and killed Under-Sheriff Osman Steele, when he and deputies attempted to collect overdue rent of about $64. Hundreds of protestors were arrested and two were sentenced to death, but their sentences were later commuted.

On December 31, 2003, the incorporated village of Andes ceased to exist. During a special village election on June 3, 2002, the residents approved dissolving the village by a vote of 81 to 63.

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  • Outstanding guide to Andes family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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