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Hurley, Ulster, NY

The Town of Hurley is in the northeast part of the county, west of the City of Kingston. Much of the town is inside the Catskill Park. Located within the town is a hamlet and census-designated place also named Hurley.

On June 7, 1663, during the Esopus Wars the Esopus attacked and destroyed the village, and took captives who were later released. England acquired the Dutch Colony on September 6, 1664. On September 17, 1669, the village, abandoned since the Esopus attack, was resettled and renamed Hurley...

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1872 - Hurley
HURLEY, named in honor of the Barons Hurley, in Ireland, was granted by patent, October 19, 1708. A part of the Hardenburgh Patent was released by Margaret Livingston, and was annexed March 3, 1789; and a part of New Paltz was taken off in 1809, a part of Esopus in 1818, a part of Olive in 1823, a part of Rosendale in 1844, and a part of Woodstock in 1853. It is an interior town, lying north-east of the center of the County. The surface is a rolling and moderately hilly upland, the highest summits being about 700 feet above tide.
Gazetteer and Business Directory Of Ulster County, NY For 1872-2. Hamilton Child, Syracuse, NY 1871
1895 - Hurley
Hur’ley, a post-village of Ulster co, N.Y., 4 miles W. of Kingston, and about 54 miles S. by W. of Albany. It has 2 churches, and stone-quarries. Pop. about 200.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Hurley, New York:
Hurley Heritage Society Museum: Start your visit by exploring the rich history of Hurley at the Heritage Society Museum. This small but informative museum is housed in a historic stone building and features artifacts, documents, and exhibits that tell the story of the town's colonial past. It's a fascinating glimpse into Hurley's role in the American Revolution.

Hurley Rail Trail: If you're a fan of outdoor activities, the Hurley Rail Trail is a must-visit. This scenic trail follows the path of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad and offers a peaceful stroll or bike ride through lush forests and picturesque landscapes. It's especially beautiful during the fall when the foliage is at its peak.

Ashokan Reservoir: Just a short drive from Hurley, the Ashokan Reservoir is a serene spot for fishing, kayaking, and picnicking. The reservoir is surrounded by mountains, making it a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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