National Register Listings in
Ulster County, New York

Accord Historic District Aldrich, Peter, Homestead All Saints' Chapel Alligerville Historic District AME Zion Church of Kingston and Mt. Zion Cemetery Appeldoorn Farm Ashokan Field Campus Historic District Ashokan-Turnwood Covered Bridge Baker, Sebastian, Stone House Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station Barley, Zachariah, Stone House Beaverkill Valley Inn Bellows, George W., House Bevier House Bevier Stone House Binnewater Historic District Boice House Brown-Ellis House Brunel, Emile, Studio and Sculpture Garden Bruynswick School No. 8 Brykill Burroughs, John, Riverby Study Byrdcliffe Historic District Camp Wapanachki Chapel Hill Bible Church Chestnut Street Historic District Chetolah Chichester House Childs, Walstein, House Christ Episcopal Church Christ Lutheran Church and Parsonage Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount Clinton Avenue Historic District Cole-Hasbrouck Farm Historic District Common School No. 10 Community Theatre Congregation Tifereth Yehuda Veyisroel Cordts Mansion Coykendall Lodge Cragsmoor Historic District Crowell, J. B., and Son Brick Mould Mill Complex Cumming-Parker House Davis Stone House De Meyer-Burhans-Felten Farm Decker, Johannes, Farm Decker, William, House Deyo-Dubois House Dill Farm District School No. 14 DuBois, Andries, House DuBois-Deyo House Dubois-Kierstede Stone House Dubois-Sarles Octagon DuBoris, Hendrikus, House DuPuy, Ephriam, Stone House Dupuy, J., Stone House Dutch Church, Old, Parsonage Ellenville Downtown Historic District Elliot-Buckley House Elm Street Stone Arch Bridge Elting Memorial Library Esopus Meadows Lighthouse First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston Fitch Bluestone Company Office Forsyth, James and Mary, House Fuller Shirt Company Factory Gardiner School Grant Mills Covered Bridge Guilford-Bower Farm House Hait, Thaddeus, Farm Hardenbergh-Jenkins Farm Hasbrouck, Jean, House Hasbrouck, Judge Jonathan, House Hasbrouck, Maj. Jacob, Jr. House Held, Al, House and Studio High Falls Historic District Holy Cross Monastery Hoornbeck, Jacob, Stone House Hoornbeek Store Complex Hornbeck Stone House House at 184 Albany Avenue House at 313 Albany Avenue House at 322 Albany Avenue House at 356 Albany Avenue Huguenot Street Historic District Hunt, George and John R., Memorial Building Hurley Historic District Jansen, Johannes, House and Dutch Barn Jansen, Thomas, House Jenkins-DuBois Farm and Mill Site K. WHITTELSEY (Tugboat) Kenyon, William, House Kingston City Almshouse Kingston City Hall Kingston City Library Kingston Stockade District Kingston-Port Ewen Suspension Bridge Kingston/Rondout 2 Lighthouse Kirkland Hotel Kripplebush Historic District Krom Stone House and Dutch Barn Krom Stone House at 31 Upper Whitfield Road Krom Stone House at 45 Upper Whitfield Road Krom, Lucas, Stone House Lafevre, John A., House and School Lake Mohonk Mountain House Complex Lattingtown Baptist Church LeFevre, Abraham and Maria, House Lock Tender's House and Canal Store Ruin Locust Lawn Estate Loerzel Beer Hall Main Street Historic District Main-Partition Streets Historic District Markle, Jacob F., Stone House Maverick Concert Hall Middaugh-Stone House and Dutch Barn Mill Street Stone Arch Bridge Miller's House at Red Mills Milton Railroad Station Morton Memorial Library Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station National Youth Administration Woodstock Resident Work Center New Paltz Downtown Historic District O & W Railroad Station at Port Ben Oaterhoudt Stone House Olive and Hurley Old School Baptist Church Ontario and Western Railroad Passenger Station Opus 40 Palen, Frank A., House Parker, Alton B., Estate Payne, Col. Oliver Hazard, Estate Pearl Street Schoolhouse Perrine's Bridge Phoenicia Railroad Station Pilgrim Furniture Company Factory Pine Hill Historic District Ponckhockie Union Chapel Poppletown Farmhouse Red Hill Fire Observation Station Reformed Church of Shawangunk Complex Reformed Dutch Church of New Hurley Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Klyne Esopus Rest Plaus Historic District Rider, Johannes, Stone House Rondout-West Strand Historic District Sahler Stone House Sahler Stone House and Dutch Barn Sahler, J., House Saugerties and New York Steamboat Company Warehouse Saugerties Lighthouse Savage, Augusta, House and Studio Schoonmaker Stone House and Farm Schoonmaker, C. K., Stone House Schoonmaker, Joachim, Farm Second Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston Senate House Shady Brook Farm Sharp Burial Ground Shuart-Van Orden Stone House Slabsides (John Burroughs Cabin) Smith, George J., House Smith, John, House Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic District Spring Glen Synagogue Stilwell Stone House Stilwill-Westbrook Stone House Ten Broeck, Benjamin, House Ten Broeck, Jacob, Stone House Terwilliger House Terwilliger-Smith Farm The Locusts Trapps Mountain Hamlet Historic District Trinity Episcopal Church Complex Trumbull, John H. and Sarah, House Trumpbour Homestead Farm Tuthilltown Gristmill Ulster Heights Synagogue Ulster House Hotel United States Lace Curtain Mills US Post Office-Ellenville Van Keuren, Benjamin House Ruin Van Steenburgh, Tobias, House Van Wagenen Stone House and Farm Complex Van Wagenen, Jacobus, Stone House Vernooy-Bevier Stone House and Barns Vosburg Turning Mill Complex West Strand Historic District Westbrook, Dirck, Stone House Winfield Corners Stone House Wynkoop House Wynkoop, Cornelius, Stone House Yelverton, Anthony, House Yeomans, Moses, House
The first recorded jazz concert took place in New York City in 1917, featuring a band led by the pianist James Reese Europe. Jazz music would go on to become a defining feature of New York's cultural scene, with legendary clubs like the Cotton Club and the Village Vanguard.
Ulster County, located in the state of New York, has a rich and diverse history that spans several centuries. The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe before European settlers arrived in the 17th century. In 1614, the first European exploration of the region took place when Dutch navigator Hendrick Christiaensen sailed up the Hudson River.

In 1652, the Dutch established the town of Wiltwyck, which would later become Kingston, the county seat. The settlement quickly grew as a center for trade between the Dutch and local Native American tribes. However, the area was also marked by conflict, with tensions between the Dutch and British escalating.

During the American Revolution, Ulster County played a significant role. The area had a strong presence of patriots, and Kingston briefly served as the first capital of New York State. In 1777, the county was a target of a British invasion. The Burning of Kingston occurred in October of that year, leaving the city devastated.

As the county developed in the 19th century, it became a major hub for agriculture and manufacturing. The development of the Delaware and Hudson Canal and the arrival of the railroad further boosted the local economy. A diverse range of industries emerged, including tanning, textile manufacturing, and brick making, which contributed to the county's growth and prosperity.

In the 20th century, Ulster County witnessed significant changes. It transformed into a popular tourist destination, known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and historic sites. The iconic Woodstock Music Festival took place in Bethel, just outside of Ulster County, in 1969, leaving a lasting cultural impact on the region. Today, Ulster County continues to thrive as a vibrant community, preserving its history while embracing innovation and progress.

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

  • 1600s: The region of Ulster County is inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe.
  • 1609: Henry Hudson, an English explorer, sails up the Hudson River and claims the land for the Dutch.
  • 1664: The British take control of the area from the Dutch and name it Ulster County.
  • 1714: The county becomes part of the newly formed colony of New York.
  • 1777-1783: Ulster County contributes actively to the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1797: Kingston is established as the county seat.
  • 1800s: The county experiences growth and development with the expansion of the Erie Canal and the arrival of the railroad.
  • 1869: The Shawangunk Ridge is designated as a national forest.
  • 1907: The Catskill Forest Preserve is established, protecting much of the county's natural beauty.
  • 1969: The Woodstock Music Festival takes place in Bethel, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees.
  • 1987: The Walkway Over the Hudson, a pedestrian bridge, opens as the longest elevated park in the world.