National Register Listings in
Delaware County, New York

Andes Historic District Bloomville Methodist Epicopal Church Bovina Center Historic District Bristol, Amos, Tavern Burns Family Farm Christ Episcopal Church Christian Church Churchill Park Historic District Common School 32 Congregation Bnai Israel Synagogue Delaware and Northern Railroad Station Delaware County Courthouse Square District District 10 School Downsville Covered Bridge First Congregational Church of Walton First Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury and Vega Cemetery First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church of Margaretville Fitches Covered Bridge Franklin Village Historic District Frisbee, Judge Gideon, House Galli-Curci Theatre Galli-Curci, Amelita, Estate Gardiner Place Historic District Hamden Covered Bridge Hamden District No.1 School Hanford Mill Hardenbergh, Isaac, House Hobart Masonic Hall Hotel Delaware Hubbell Family Farm and Kelly's Corners Cemetery Jackson-Aitken Farm Kelly Round Barn Lordville Presbyterian Church Lower Shavertown Covered Bridge MacDonald Farm Main Street Historic District Maxbilt Theatre McArthur-Martin Hexadecagon Barn McNaught Family Farm Mountain Athletic Club Grounds Murray Hill New Kingston Historic District New Kingston Presbyterian Church New Stone Hall Old School Baptist Church of Halcottsville Pakatakan Artists Colony Historic District Pioneer Cemetery Ravina Rock Rift Fire Observation Tower Rock Valley School Roxbury Historic District Schoolhouse No. 5 Second Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury Second Walton Armory (Thrity-third Separate Company) Seeley, Erskine L., House Sherwood Family Estate Skene Memorial Library St. John's Church Complex St. Peter's Episcopal Church Complex Stratton, Walter, House Thomson Family Farm Ulster and Delaware Railroad Depot and Mill Complex Union Free School United Presbyterian Church of Davenport US Post Office-Delhi US Post Office-Walton Van Benschoten House and Guest House Walton Grange #1454-Former Armory West Delhi Presbyterian Church, Manse, and Cemetery West Kortright Presbyterian Church West Meredith Cemetery Woodchuck Lodge (Burroughs, John, Home)
The first American chess tournament was held in New York City in 1843, and it was won by a 21-year-old named Paul Morphy.
Delaware County, located in the state of New York, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back centuries. The area that is now Delaware County was inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Lenape, before the arrival of European settlers. In the 18th century, European settlers began to establish communities in the region, with the town of Delhi being founded in 1798.

During the American Revolution, Delaware County played a significant role as both a home to loyalist sympathizers and a hotbed of patriot activity. The region experienced military clashes and acts of rebellion, such as the Battle of Andes, which took place in 1778. After the revolution, Delaware County boomed economically, with industries like logging, tanning, and dairy farming driving growth in the 19th century.

The mid-19th century brought significant changes to Delaware County, particularly with the construction of the Erie Railroad in the 1840s. This new transportation infrastructure opened up the region for trade and development, leading to the growth of towns like Walton, Margaretville, and Andes. The railroad also brought an influx of tourists and summer residents, attracted by the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains and the Delaware River.

In the 20th century, Delaware County experienced both challenges and opportunities. The decline of traditional industries like farming and logging led to an economic downturn, but the county has seen a resurgence in recent years. Today, Delaware County is known for its vibrant arts scene, natural landscapes, and a mix of small towns and rural communities that offer a rich cultural heritage for residents and visitors alike.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Delaware County, New York.

  • 1673 - Dutch explorers arrive and claim the territory for the Netherlands.
  • 1682 - The land is transferred to the English as part of the Duke of York's proprietary colony.
  • 1797 - Delaware County is established as one of the original counties of the state of New York.
  • 1809 - The construction of the Delaware and Hudson Canal begins, bringing economic growth to the region.
  • 1827 - The village of Delhi is incorporated as the county seat.
  • 1883 - The Delaware and Northern Railroad is completed, providing a new transportation route.
  • 1920 - The Prohibition era begins, leading to the rise of illegal alcohol production in the region.
  • 1969 - The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development is founded, promoting environmental preservation.
  • 1997 - The New York City Watershed Agreement is signed, aiming to protect the water quality of the region.
  • 2005 - The Delaware County Historical Association is established to preserve and promote local history.