Ulster County, New York

Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 177 749 inhabitants and a population density of 61 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Kingston.


The county was founded in 1683 and named after the county of Ulster in Ireland.


The county has an area of ​​3,006 square kilometers, of which 89 square kilometers, or 2.95 per cent water surfaces. It lies in the southeastern part of the state, south of Albany, but still west of the Hudson River. The majority of the county falls within the range of the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. In Ulster County, there are several nature reserves and state forests, among which are Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Sundown State Park, VerNooykill State Forest, Witches Hole State Forest and Shawangunk Ridge State Forest and Sam 's Point Preserve, where among other things the VerKeerderkill Falls are located.

The highest point of the county is the Slide Mountain, whose summit is 1274 m above sea level.

The New York State Thruway leads in the course of Interstate 87 from north to south through the county, connecting the area with New York City and its surroundings.

Cities and towns

  • Accord
  • Clintondale
  • Cragsmoor
  • Denning
  • East Kingston
  • Ellenville
  • Esopus
  • Gardiner
  • Glasco
  • Hard Burgh
  • High Falls
  • Highland
  • Hillside
  • Hurley
  • Kerhonkson
  • Kingston
  • Lake Katrine
  • Lincoln Park
  • Lloyd
  • Malden
  • Marbletown
  • Marlborough
  • Milton
  • Napanoch
  • New Paltz
  • Olive
  • Phoenicia
  • Pine Hill
  • Plattekill
  • Port Ewen
  • Rifton
  • Rochester
  • Rosendale Village
  • Rosendale
  • Saugerties South
  • Saugerties
  • Shandaken
  • Shawangunk
  • Shokan
  • Stone Ridge
  • Tillson
  • Ulster
  • Walker Valley
  • Wallkill
  • Wawarsing
  • West Hurley
  • Woodstock
  • Zena