Greene County, New York
|We have a number of items from Greene County and the
surrounding area. Some are already available and others will be appearing shortly.
|Available for Download
The Greene County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York
A whole lot of information about Greene County as it was 150 years ago,
virtually a necessity for anyone with a research interest in any aspect of
Greene County history. The following localities are mentioned:
Ashland, East Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Acra, South Cairo, Cairo Forge,
Catskill, Leeds, Palensville, Kiskatom, Coxsackie, Coxsackie Landing,
Jacksonville, Durham, Oak Hill, East Durham, Cornwallville, South Durham,
Centerville, Greenville, Freehold, Norton Hill, Greenville Center, East
Greenville, Gay Head, Halcott, West Lexington, Hunter, Tannersville, Jewett,
Jewett Center, East Jewett, Lexington, West Kill, Bushnellsville, New
Baltimore, Medway, Prattsville, Red Falls, Windham, Windham Center,
Hensonville, Big Hollow, East Windham, and Union Society. All this in 8+ pages, download in PDF format.
The Descendants of Noah Cross
and Rachel Osterhout: Cross - New York State - 1775 - 1975
This genealogy of a family
that originated in Ulster County and settled largely in the Catskills, originally published by the Cross Family
Association, is now available for download.
Cross family page for more
Greene County, from Mather & Brockett's
Geographical History of the State of New York (1848)
Mather & Brockett published their New York
State gazetteer a dozen years before French published his, and the
difference a little over a decade made is palpable. While Greene
County is covered completely, the thoroughness may leave a bit to be
desired. Nonetheless, this is part of the historical record of Greene
County and deserves to be in the collection of anyone with research interest
there. We also include the section of this book about the land grants
underlying the counties. 4++ pages, in PDF format, download now for
|Orange, Ulster and Greene County items
currently awaiting publication:
Catskill Mountains, by H. A. Haring (1931)
350 pages, with 42 illustrations and two
maps. A very nice, well-produced history and guidebook of the Catskill
Mountains, emphasizing the high Catskills area. Includes chapters on
geography and geology, general area history, historical industries including
hemlock bark harvesting and tanning, hoop making, glass blowing, and
bluestone quarrying. In more recent history, the New York City water
system and the Catskill State Forest, as well as trout fishing receive
entire chapters. It concludes with four chapters on hiking the
Catskills and motoring and vacationing there. Also includes an index.
Catskill Mountains and the Region Around, by the Rev. Charles Rockwell (1869)
351 pages. Interesting! Articles --
chapters -- about historical and then-current cultural matters.
There's an entire chapter on Thomas Cole, the painter, reminiscences about
the Catskill Mountain House, the usual articles about life in the wilds of
the Catskills in bygone years. In addition, there's a map and some drawings.
This was not one we were familiar with when we acquired it, but it looks
like a good addition to a Catskill Mountains CD-ROM at some point in the
future. What do you think?
|Greene County was separated from Albany and
Counties in 1800. You may also want to consult our
Albany County page and our
Ulster County page for
locations that may have been affected by this transaction.