National Register Listings in
Greene County, New York

A. T. House All Souls Church Allan Teator Road Stone Arch Bridge Athens Lower Village Historic District Botsford, Henry T., House Brand Hollow Road Stone Arch Bridge Brandow, William, House Brick Row Historic District Bronck Farm 13-Sided Barn Bronck, Pieter, House Bronk-Silvester House Centre Presbyterian Church Christ Church Church of St. John the Evangelist Cleveland, L.E., House Cole, Thomas, House Commercial Building at 32 West Bridge Street Cornwallville Cemetery Croswell-Parsons Paper Mill Ruin DeWitt, W.F., Hotel District School No. 11 DuBois Stone House DuBois, Benjamin, Stone House-Captain Martin Stone House Dunix East Side Historic District ELEANOR (Sailing Sloop) Elka Park Historic District Fischel, Harry, House Ford's Store Greenville Presbyterian Church Complex Haines, Aaron, Family Cemetery Halcott Grange No. 881 Hallock, Joseph, House Hathaway Haxton-Griffin Farm Hervey Street Road Stone Arch Bridge Hop-O-Nose Knitting Mill Houghtaling, Peter, Farm and Lime Kiln Hunter Mountain Fire Tower Hunter Synagogue IOOF Hall Jewett Presbyterian Church Complex Lampman, William, House Laraway, John and Martinus, Inn Layman, Frank D., Memorial Leeds Dutch Reformed Church Lexington House Methodist Episcopal Church of Windham Centre Moore Road Stone Arch Bridge Moore-Howland Estate Morss Homestead/Federal City Homestead New Baltimore Hamlet Historic District Newkirk Homestead North Settlement Methodist Church Oak Hill Historic District Oak Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Old Episcopal Manse Onteora Park Historic District Osburn, Mrs., House Parsonage, The Pierce, Charles, House Platte Clove Post Office, Old Pratt Rock Park Pratt, Zadock, House Prattsville Commercial Building Prattsville Reformed Dutch Church Prevost Manor House Reed Street Historic District Rowena Memorial School Rushmore Farm Salisbury Manor Shady Glen Road Stone Arch Bridge St. Francis DeSales Church St. Mary's of the Mountain Church St. Paul's Lutheran Church Stanton Hill Cemetery Stevens Hill Farm Stranahan-DelVecchio House Strong, Elijah, House Susquehannah Turnpike Tannersville Main Street Historic District Torry-Chittendon Farmhouse Trinity Episcopal Church Tripp House and Store Complex Twilight Park Historic District Ulster and Delaware Railroad Station Union Chapel US Post Office-Catskill Van Bergen House Van Gelder, David, Octagon House Van Loon, Albertus, House Van Vechten, John, House Village of Coxsackie Cemetery Weldon House West Settlement Methodist Church Wiley Hose Company Building Woodward Road Stone Arch Bridge Zion Lutheran Church
In the mid-19th century, New York City was the largest slaveholding city in the United States, and the largest slave market was located on Wall Street.
Greene County is located in the state of New York and holds a rich history that dates back to the early colonial times. The area that is now Greene County was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, primarily the Mohican people. European settlers, mainly Dutch and English, began to establish settlements in the region during the 17th century.

In 1800, Greene County was officially established, named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The region flourished economically, as it was situated along the Hudson River and easily accessible to trade routes. The construction of the Erie Canal in the 19th century further boosted the county's growth, connecting it to the Great Lakes and opening up avenues for transportation and commerce.

Throughout the 1800s, various industries thrived in Greene County, including flour mills, sawmills, and tanneries. The towns of Catskill and Cairo became major centers of trade and manufacturing. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century further fueled economic development and facilitated the transportation of goods and people.

In the early 20th century, the tourism industry began to emerge as visitors flocked to the region to enjoy its natural beauty, including the Catskill Mountains and numerous lakes and rivers. Resorts and hotels were built, attracting vacationers from New York City and other urban areas. Today, Greene County continues to be a popular destination for outdoor recreation and tourism, with a strong focus on eco-tourism and preserving its natural resources.

Overall, Greene County's history is characterized by its early settlement, industrial growth, and later transition into a tourist destination. It serves as a testament to the diverse and evolving nature of the region and its ability to adapt to changing economic trends.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Greene County, New York.

  • 1600s: The area that is now Greene County was inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Mohican and Lenape.
  • 1609: Explorer Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River and made contact with the Native American tribes in the region.
  • 1683: Greene County was part of Albany County, one of the original twelve counties of New York.
  • 1788: The state of New York was divided into counties, and Greene County was officially established.
  • 1800s: The construction of the Erie Canal brought economic growth and increased trade opportunities to Greene County.
  • 1826: The town of Catskill became the county seat of Greene County.
  • 1900s: Tourism became an important industry in Greene County due to its picturesque landscapes and proximity to the Catskill Mountains.
  • 1969: The Woodstock Music Festival was held in Bethel, Sullivan County, which attracted thousands of attendees from across the country, including Greene County.
  • Today, Greene County is known for its beautiful natural scenery, outdoor recreational activities, and charming small towns.