Place:Catskill, Greene, New York, United States

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NameCatskill
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.219°N 73.867°W
Located inGreene, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Catskill Rural Cemetery


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Catskill is a village in Greene County, New York, USA. The population was 4,081 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Catskill is in the northeast part of the Town of Catskill. Catskill is the county seat of Greene County.

History

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Most of the village land was purchased from the natives in 1684. At the end of the American Revolution there were only ten houses in the community. The village was incorporated in 1806. Catskill is one of only twelve villages in New York still incorporated under a charter, the other villages having incorporated or re-incorporated under the provisions of Village Law.

Martin van Buren was married in the village. John Adams, United States Congressman from New York died here.

Longtime residence of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of painting. The historic site Cole House is preserved and has tours available. It is located near the approach for the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

George Decker, the General and Chief of Staff US Army during the Kennedy Administration, was born in Catskill.

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