Place:Rosendale, Ulster, New York, United States

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NameRosendale
TypeTown
Coordinates41.833°N 74.067°W
Located inUlster, New York, United States     (1844 - )
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Rosendale is a town in the center of Ulster County, New York, United States. It once contained a village Rosendale (CDP), New York primarily centered around Main Street but was dissolved through vote in 1977. The population was 6,075 at the 2010 census.

History

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At the time of the European settlement, the region was inhabited by the Lenapes who were a member of the Algonquian peoples. The area which was eventually known as Rosendale is generally attributed to being founded by Jacob Rutsen in 1680 from 600 acres purchased from the Lenapes straddling the Rondout Creek. Initially the land was leased but Rutsen expanded his holdings and built a homestead which he resided in from 1700 to his death in 1730. The Town of Rosendale was formed in 1844 from parts of the Towns of Hurley, Marbletown, and New Paltz.



The following is a description of the town circa 1870:

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