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Greene, New York, USA - High School, Greene, N.Y.

Greene, Chenango, New York, USA

Greene is a town located in Chenango County, New York, USA. It is situated in upstate New York and is part of the larger Binghamton metropolitan area. The town is known for its small-town charm, rural landscapes, and historical significance.

The town was first settled around 1792 and was named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The town's early economy was based on agriculture and milling.

Greene is located in a picturesque region of rolling hills and farmland. The Chenango River flows through the town, adding to its natural beauty.

Agriculture has historically been a significant part of Greene's economy. Dairy farming, crop cultivation, and livestock raising are common activities in the area.

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Greene Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

High School, Greene, N.Y.
Greene, New York, USA

High School, Greene, N.Y.
M.E. Church and Parsonage, Greene, N.Y.
Greene, New York, USA

M.E. Church and Parsonage, Greene, N.Y.
Greene, N.Y. Fair Ground, 1908
Greene, New York, USA

Greene, N.Y. Fair Ground, 1908
Greetings from Greene, N.Y.
Greene, New York, USA

Greetings from Greene, N.Y.
Moore Memorial Library, 1921
Greene, New York, USA

Moore Memorial Library, 1921

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1792 (Greene) - The settlement of the town was commenced in 1792, on lot 11, on the site of the present village of Greene, by Stephen KETCHUM, who came from Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, with an ox team to Oxford, and thence on a raft to his place chenango/ history/ greene.html
(Greene) - was formed from the Town of Bainbridge and the Town of Union ( Broome County, New York) in 1798. More was added to Greene form Bainbridge (then "Jericho) in 1799.
1806 - Part of Greene was taken to form the town of Coventry.
1808 - Part of Greene was taken to form the town of Smithville.
1836 - Greene
GREENE, formed from Union and Jericho, 9th March, 1798; limits since reduced; surface hilly and much broken; the soil is, however, generally of good quality and heavily timbered; the Chenango river flows S. W. and diagonally through it and its valley contains rich alluvial flats. Greene, Chenango Forks, and Carter's Corners, are villages. Greene, village upon the river, the Chenango canal and the Ulster and Cayuga turnpike, 126 miles S. W. from Albany, and 20 from Norwich, has a post office, 1 Episcopal and 1 Presbyterian, churches, 7 stores, 2 taverns, and about 50 dwellings; a toll bridge crosses the river, here, about 200 feet wide. Chenango Forks, at the junction of the Chenango and Tioughnioga rivers, 30 miles S. W. from Norwich, contains a post office called Genegansette, 1 Presbyterian, church, 4 stores, 2 taverns, 1 grist, 2 saw mills, and about 30 dwellings; there is a toll bridge over the two rivers. Carter's Corners, 23 miles S. W. from Norwich, 3 W. from Greene, has 2... Read MORE...

1840 - Part of Greene was taken to form the town of Barker.
In 1842, the Village of Greene was incorporated, setting itself off from the town.
GREENE, a township in Chenango co. in New York, 120 m. WSW of Albany. Pop. 3,462.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1869 - Greene
GREENE, named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, was formed from Union (Broome Co.) and Jericho, (now Bainbridge,) March 15, 1798. A part of Jericho was annexed in 1799. Coventry was taken off in 1806 and Smithville in 1808. A part of Barker (Broome Co.) was taken off in 1840 and a part of Coventry in 1843. It lies in the south-west corner of the County. That part of the original township of Greene lying east of Chenango River was included in a purchase made by the State from the Oneida and Tuscarora Indians in 1785. The lands were subsequently sold by the State to individuals. The surface of the town is a rolling and hilly upland. The hills rise from 500 to 700 feet above the river and are broken by the ravines of the streams. Chenango River enters the town near the north-east corner and leaves if near the south-west corner, passing diagonally through the town near the center. The valley of this stream is about a mile wide and is very productive. Chenango Canal passes through this ... Read MORE...

1895 - Greene
Greene, a post-village in Greene township, Chenango co., N.Y., on the Chenango River, and on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, 19 miles N.N.E. of Binghamton, and 22 miles S.W. of Norwich. It has a bank, 5 churches, a newspaper office, a union school, a furnace, and a foundry. Pop. 1067; of the township, 3164.
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
In 1945 the Gross Flat flying field was purchased by Robert Barrows and the Greene Airport was established. (Greene, NY)

2023 - Whether you're a local resident or a visitor passing through, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in Greene. Here's a list to help you make the most of your time in this lovely town:
1. Genegantslet Golf Club:
If you're a golf enthusiast, you'll enjoy a day at the Genegantslet Golf Club. This 18-hole course is beautifully landscaped, offering a fun and challenging experience for golfers of all levels.

2. Chenango Valley State Park:
Just a short drive from Greene, this state park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You can go hiking, fishing, swimming, or simply have a picnic while enjoying the picturesque views. The park also has campsites if you want to extend your stay.

3. Genegantslet State Forest:
For a more rugged outdoor adventure, explore the Genegantslet State Forest. It's a great spot for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife photography. The forest is particularly stunning during the fall foliage season.

4. Raymond Corporation Museum:
Greene is home to the Raymond Corporation, a global leader in material handling. Their museum offers an intriguing look into the history of the company and the development of forklift technology.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Greene, New York, USA

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female ancestorMaria Catherina WIESER (1/12/1739, Greene, New York, USA - 4/29/1819, , Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorLydia PIKE (3 April 1748, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - April 1850, Greene, New York, USA)
male ancestorJoseph CASH (1 August 1796, Greene, New York, USA - 16 May 1880, Union City, Knox, Ohio, USA)
male ancestorWilliam Walter ENGLISH (1 November 1834, Greene, New York, USA - 12 May 1899, Greene, New York, USA)
male ancestorFranz Josef DRACHLER (14 June 1857, Oedheim, Heilbronner Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 2 January 1918, Greene, New York, USA)
female ancestorAnna Marie ROCKL (ROEHL) (October 1861, Práce, Prague, Czech Republic - 1944, Greene, New York, USA)
female ancestorCarrie De Etta SMITH (24 November 1861, - 16 November 1893, Greene, New York, USA)
male ancestorLeroy C DELAMATER (22 July 1880, Greene, New York, USA - November 1962, Hudson, New York, USA)
male ancestorWilliam Walter ENGLISH (17 May 1887, Chenango Forks, Broome, New York, USA - 2 March 1956, Greene, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Greene, New York, USA

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photo of Peter Clark ENGLISH Peter Clark ENGLISH (24 June 1926 - 24 August 2009) and photo of Ann Marie DRACHLER Ann Marie DRACHLER (24 May 1927 - 5 May 2013) married 6 July 1946
photo of Andrew Bruce SCHLAGETER Andrew Bruce SCHLAGETER (26 October 1924 - 21 November 2011) and photo of Grace Helene DRACHLER Grace Helene DRACHLER (9 January 1922 - 25 January 2004) married 14 October 1950
photo of Lloyd Lewis LEARNED Lloyd Lewis LEARNED (8 May 1923 - 8 January 2003) and photo of Elizabeth "Betty" Bourgarde DRACHLER Elizabeth "Betty" Bourgarde DRACHLER (6 May 1920 - 4 December 2003) married 27 May 1950

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