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Ulster County, New York

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When part of the New Netherland colony, Dutch traders first called the area of present-day Ulster County "Esopus", a name borrowed for convenience from a locality on the opposite side of the Hudson. The local Lenape indigenous people called themselves Waranawanka, but soon came to be known to the Dutch as the "Esopus Indians" because they were encountered around the settlement known as Esopus. In 1652, Thomas Chambers, a freeholder from the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, purchased land at Esopus. He and several others actually settled and began farming by June, 1653. The settlements grew into the village of Wiltwijck, which the English later named Kingston. In 1683, the Duke of York created 12 counties in his province, one of which was Ulster County, named for Ulster, the northern part of Ireland, which had only recently been brought under English rule following a series of wars and rebellions, and then the Plantation of Ulster.

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

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Denning
  • Esopus
  • Gardiner
  • Hardenburgh
  • Hurley
  • Kingston (County Seat)
  • Lloyd
  • Marbletown
  • Marlborough
  • New Paltz
  • Olive
  • Plattekill
  • Rochester (Not to be confused with the city of Rochester in Monroe County.
  • Rosendale
  • Saugerties
  • Shandaken
  • Shawangunk
  • Ulster
  • Wawarsing
  • Woodstock (Although the name of the community and the town lent its name to the Woodstock Festival, that event did not take place in Woodstock.)



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Shawangunk Grasslands Nat'l Wildlife Ref.