Sullivan County, located about 100 miles northwest of New York City in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, is where the founder of Between the Lakes Group was born and grew up. His parents, and two of his grandparents (and their grandparents) had lived there for most or all of their lives.
Today they would have been called packrats — and that’s good, because it meant that when Between the Lakes started up in 1999 we already had a wealth of historical material about Sullivan County in our archives (a polite name for cardboard boxes in the attic).
The consequence is particularly good for you if you are curious about Sullivan County or any of its towns and villages or any of its histories (because there have been quite a few of them).
Topics we cover that you might find interesting include all of the townships:
–Bethel (yup, the site of the famous Woodstock Festival)
–Delaware (on the Delaware River)
–Fallsburgh (or Fallsburg) (including Mountaindale, Woodridge, and others) (one of the three hubs of the “Golden Triangle” of the Borscht Circuit
–Liberty (our hometown) (another of the three hubs of the “Golden Triangle”, the site of Loomis Sanitarium and of Grossingers)
–Mamakating (the first town in the county)
–Neversink (one of the earliest towns, today the site of two New York City reservoirs; also one of the last remaining “dry” townships in the state)
–Rockland (and Roscoe and Livingston Manor — legendary trout country)
–Thompson (which most people know better as Monticello, but which also includes Kiamesha Lake) (the third hub of the “Golden Triangle”)
Did we mention that we have lots and lots of Sullivan County material?
Why not CLICK HERE and check out what we’ve got (but be prepared to spend some time!)