Place:Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States

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NameRochester
TypeTown
Located inUlster, New York, United States
Contained Places
Hamlet
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Rochester is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 7,313 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Rochester is an interior town located near the center of Ulster County (Mid-Hudson region of New York). The northwest part of the town is in the Catskill Park.

US Route 209 passes across the town.

History

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Mombaccus was the Dutch name for the area that became the Town of Rochester. It was first settled in 1672. The name Rochester began with the issuance of a land patent in 1703. It became a Town in 1788 and the formal establishment of the Town of Rochester occurred in 1803.

Parts of Rochester were used to create the Towns of Middletown in 1798 (now in Delaware County), Neversink in 1798 (now in Sullivan County), Wawarsing in 1806, and Gardiner in 1853.

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