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Greene County, New York

Greene County, NY

We have a number of items from Greene County and the surrounding area.  Some are already available and others will be appearing shortly.


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The Greene County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860)

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.  $1.75.

 Greene County - French's Gazetteer

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.

See the Cross family page for more information.


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 $1.75.

 Greene County NY in Mather & Brockett (1848)


Orange, Ulster and Greene County items currently awaiting publication:

Our 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. 

The 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 Ulster 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.


We offer a large -- and steadily growing -- number of New York State titles.  CLICK HERE to return to our New York State page



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