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


NameHunter (town)
Alt namesHunter
Coordinates42.2°N 74.217°W
Located inGreene, New York, United States
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Hunter is a town in Greene County, New York. The population was 2,732 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Hunter contain two villages, one named Hunter and the other called Tannersville. The town is on the County's south border.


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The town was formed in 1813 from the Town of Windham, but was then called "Edwardsville." The name of "Hunter" was assumed in 1814. Afterwards, the town lost some territory to the Town of Saugerties in 1814 and to the Town of Jewett in 1849.

The area became a popular tourism destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was serviced by the Ulster and Delaware Railroad which brought tourists to resort towns throughout the Catskill Mountains.

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