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Marbletown, New York, USA - Kluk - Stone Ridge

Marbletown, Ulster, NY

The Town of Marbletown was settled as early as 1669, but did not receive its patent until the 25th of June, 1703. The patent was granted by Col. Henry Beekman, Capt. Thomas Garton and Capt. Charles Brodhead in trust for the inhabitants. The trustees continued to be elected annually, until 1808.

By 1672,there were fifty-three houses on the site of the village of Marbletown, most of them log dwellings. The surface of the town was hilly upland, broken by valleys and streams. The Esopus flows through the northern part, while the Rondout runs through the southeast corner with a fall at High Falls. The town, like the county, was changing as a part for Olive was removed in 1823, and a part for Rosendale was removed in 1844...

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"Kluk" - Stone Ridge
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By 1672,there were fifty-three houses on the site of the village of Marbletown, most of them log dwellings.
The area of Marbletown was settled around 1638 but received its patent (to Henry Beekman, Thomas Garton, and Charles Brodhead) only in 1703.
1872 - Marbletown
MARBLETOWN, named from the abundance of limestone, was formed by patent, June 25, 1703. It was first recognized as a town, March 7, 1788. A part of Olive was taken off in 1823, and a part of Rosendale in 1844. It lies near the geographical center of the County. The surface is a hilly upland, broken by the valleys of the streams. Stone Ridge, near the center, about 400 feet above tide, is the highest land in town. Esopus Creek flows through the north part, and Rondout Creek through the south-east corner. The soil is chiefly a clay and sandy loam. A quarry of Shawangunk grit has been opened, and a sulphur spring has been discovered near Rosendale.
Gazetteer and Business Directory Of Ulster County, NY For 1872-2. Hamilton Child, Syracuse, NY 1871
1895 - Marbletown
Marbletown, a post-township of Ulster co., N.Y., about 80 miles N. of New York City. It has manufactures of cement, flour, &c. . It is intersected by Esopus and Rondout Creeks, and contains villages named Stone Ridge and High Falls, and a hamlet named Marbletown, which is 7 miles S.W. of Kingston. Pop. 3997.
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 - Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Marbletown and its surrounding areas:
1. Mohonk Preserve:

Located just a short drive from Marbletown, Mohonk Preserve is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers over 8,000 acres of stunning natural beauty, with numerous hiking and biking trails.

Don't miss the Skytop Tower, which provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Shawangunk Ridge and the Hudson Valley.

2. Minnewaska State Park Preserve:

This nearby state park offers even more opportunities for outdoor adventure. Explore the rugged cliffs, pristine lakes, and miles of well-maintained trails.

Swimming, picnicking, and cross-country skiing are popular activities here, depending on the season.

3. Hiking and Biking:

Marbletown itself has its own network of hiking trails, including the popular Marbletown Rail Trail. It's perfect for a leisurely walk or a bike ride amidst the town's scenic beauty.

4. Stone Ridge and High Falls:

Take a stroll through the charming villages of Stone Ridge and High Falls, both within Marbletown. You'll... Read MORE...

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