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Durham, New York, USA

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Where is Durham, New York, USA? 

Durham is a town in Greene County, New York, United States. The town was named after Durham, Connecticut.

The Town of Durham is in the northwest corner of the county.

The town was first settled around 1755 within Albany County. The town was established from part of the Town of Coxsackie in 1790 as the "Town of Freehold." In the spring of 1800 Freehold became part of the newly formed Greene County. The town's name was changed to "Durham" in 1805, the town having been called informally "New Durham" by the many settlers from Connecticut.

Communities and locations in Durham include: Cornwallville, Durso Corner, Durham, East Durham, East Windham, Hervey Street, Mount Pisgah, Oak Hill, Sunside, South Durham, and West Durham.Wikipedia


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Durham, New York, USA - South Durham, Catskill, Mts.
Durham, New York, USA

South Durham, Catskill, Mts.
Durham, New York, USA - Presbyterian Church
Durham, New York, USA

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Durham, New York, USA - Main Street, East Durham, N.Y. Catskill Mts.
Durham, New York, USA

Main Street, East Durham, N.Y. Catskill Mts.

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1859
DURHAM, a township of Greene co., in the state of New York, 36 m. SW of Albany. It presents a...Read MORE...

1916
Durham, a post-village of Durham township (town), Greene co., N.Y., about 30 miles SW. of Albany....Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Pratt
flag  Natalie L PRATT (12 December 1895, Durham, New York, USA - 29 March 1930, Orlando, Florida, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Minot
flag  Martha MINOT (1 February 1738, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 1820, Durham, New York, USA)

Stratton
flag  Benjamin F. STRATTON (1813, , Vermont, USA - 10 September 1865, Durham, New York, USA)

Wyman
immigrant flag  Louis WYMAN (1850, , Hungary (Austria-Hungary) - 1 July 1889, Durham, New York, USA)
 

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