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Sullivan County, New York

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Established in 1809, the county's name honors Major General John Sullivan, who was labeled at the time as a hero in the American Revolutionary War in part due to his successful campaign of genocide against the Iroquois (see Sullivan Expedition).

The county was the site of hundreds of Borscht Belt hotels and resorts, which had their heyday from the 1920s through the 1970s.

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, commonly referred to simply as Woodstock, was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Thirty-two acts performed outdoors despite sporadic rain.

The festival has become widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history as well as a defining event for the counterculture generation.[8][9] The event's significance was reinforced by a 1970 documentary film, an accompanying soundtrack album, and a song written by Joni Mitchell that became a major hit for both Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Matthews Southern Comfort. Music events bearing the Woodstock name were planned for anniversaries, which included the tenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth, thirtieth, fortieth, and fiftieth. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed it as number 19 of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. In 2017, the festival site became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For a complete list of Villages, Hamlets & Communities, please see Wikipedia.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Villages

  • Bethel
  • Bloomingburg
  • Callicoon
  • Cochecton
  • Delaware
  • Fallsburg
  • Forestburgh
  • Fremont
  • Highland
  • Jeffersonville
  • Liberty
  • Lumberland
  • Mamakating
  • Monticello (County Seat)
  • Neversink
  • Rockland
  • Thompson
  • Tusten
  • Woodridge
  • Wurtsboro



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places