Place:Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States

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NameGhent
TypeTown
Coordinates42.317°N 73.6°W
Located inColumbia, New York, United States
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Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a ZIP code of 12075. The population was 5,402 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Ghent is centrally located in the county. Ghent is northeast of the City of Hudson.

History

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Around 1735, early settlers, exploiting areas cleared by the natives, moved into the area. In 1818, the Town of Ghent was founded from parts of the Towns of Chatham, Claverack, and Kinderhook. The name has its origin in the Flemish city Ghent, in Flanders, Belgium. Located at Ghent is the historic Van Valkenburgh-Isbister Farm, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

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  • Outstanding guide to Ghent 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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