Place:Catskill (town), Greene, New York, United States

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NameCatskill (town)
Alt namesCatskill
TypeTown
Coordinates42.217°N 73.85°W
Located inGreene, New York, United States
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Catskill is a town in the southeast part of Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 11,775 at the 2010 census. The western part of the town is in the Catskill Park. The town contains a village, also called Catskill. The village of Catskill has a well-defined Main Street that has adjusted to the recent construction of a WalMart, Lowe's and Home Depot. There is a public boat launch on the Hudson river called Dutchman's Landing.

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History

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The area of the town was purchased from the natives for some trinkets in 1678 and settlement followed. The town was established in 1788 while still part of Albany County. The town was increased by an addition from the town of Woodstock in 1800, but was later decreased upon the formation of the towns of Cairo (1803) and Athens (1815).

Notable residents

  • Jedediah Berry, author, was raised in Catskill.
  • James Bogardus, inventor, architect, pioneer of American cast-iron architecture, for which he took out a patent (1850).
  • Mickey Brantley, an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners who later went on to be a coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets, was born and raised in Catskill.
  • George Caines, lawyer and reporter of decisions for the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Robert Charels (Robert Smith), a blues singer who has recorded three albums nationally (including the Duke Robillard-produced Metropolitan Blue), was born and raised in Catskill.
  • Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting lived in Catskill from 1827 until his death in 1848. Cole was a member of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Catskill, and designed the present church building; a stained-glass window there honors the Cole Family. His house at Cedar Grove is open to the public.
  • Law enforcement official, educator and Gulf War unit commander Robert Couchman grew up in Catskill.
  • Boxing manager Cus D'Amato, formed a gym in Catskill where he trained future heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
  • New Jersey politician John Hill was born in Catskill.
  • Abraham Van Vechten, New York State Attorney General was born in Catskill.
  • Broadway actor and composer Tom Judson lives in Catskill.
  • Jaap Penraat
  • Robert Seaman, millionaire entrepreneur, was born in Catskill
  • Mike Tyson Famous boxer. Moved to Catskill from Brooklyn. Trained at local gym and went to Catskill High School.
  • George W. Lay, former US Congressman

The area was part of Albany County when that original New York county was created in 1683.

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Catskill 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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