Place:Gardiner, Ulster, New York, United States

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NameGardiner
TypeTown
Coordinates41.667°N 74.15°W
Located inUlster, New York, United States     (1853 - )
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Gardiner is a town in Ulster County, New York. The population was 5,713 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Gardiner is in the south-central part of the county.

History

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The first settlers in the region were Huguenots from France. Gardiner was created from parts of New Paltz, Rochester, and Shawangunk by an act of the New York State Legislature on April 2, 1853. The first town meeting was on May 17, 1853. It was named for Lieutenant Governor Addison Gardiner. In 1925, a large fire destroyed a large part of Gardiner village.


The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail begins in southern Gardiner and runs along the abandoned Wallkill Valley Railroad rail corridor to New Paltz, New York. Majestic Park is off of Farmer's Turnpike, and features a skate park, playground, gazebo, and covered picnic area as well as three barbecue grills. It also has a baseball diamond, basketball, and handball courts.

Gardiner's Fire Department offers many social events throughout the year, including the Penny Social and the Plant Sale.

The public library, located on Farmer's Turnpike, also offers groups, events, and classes.

The Phillies Bridge Farm Project has a long-standing history in the area as well. The land is the oldest working farm in New York state. Their Community Supported Agriculture Program serves one hundred families in the area and is a completely non-for-profit organization.

Zip Code 12525 Covers most of Gardiner including the Gardiner U.S. Post office located in the hamlet. Zip Code 12561 Post Office is located in New Paltz, the 12561 Zip covers the Northern parts of Gardiner.

The Peter Aldrich Homestead, Bevier House, Brykill, Johannes Decker Farm, Gardiner School, Jenkins-DuBois Farm and Mill Site, John A. Lafevre House and School, Abraham and Maria LeFevre House, Locust Lawn Estate, Trapps Mountain Hamlet Historic District, and Tuthilltown Gristmill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Church of St. Charles Borromeo

Rev. James Mee was pastor of St. James Church in Milton. He also attended missions in Marlboro and Ireland Corners, an early name for Gardiner). In 1884 this was made a separate mission with Wallkill and New Paltz attached under the care of an English priest, Rev. Charles Browne. The Church of St. Charles Borromeo was dedicated at Gardiner. In 1886 Rev. Joseph L. Hoey was named pastor.

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