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Welcome to Catskill ...

The village of Catskill is located in Greene County<1> and is the County Seat for Greene County.

The location of Catskill has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Catskill, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1800.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Catskill has a population of 3,828 people<3> (see below for details).

Catskill is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Catskill lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Catskill is within the boundaries of the (518) area code.

Websites for Catskill ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Catskill had an population of 3,828 people. This is a decrease of 6.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Catskill had a population of 4,081 people (or 8.29% of the total population of Greene County). This makes Catskill the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Catskill represents 0.02% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 563rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,081 people, the population of Catskill decreased 7.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,392 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Catskill.

Communities Also Named Catskill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Catskill - it's located in New Mexico.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Catskill.

Communities near Catskill ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Catskill.

  • Hudson
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Saugerties
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Ravena
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Coxsackie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Rhinebeck
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Red Hook
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Valatie
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Chatham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham is located in Columbia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,623 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham <5>
  • Athens
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Philmont
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Catskill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Catskill.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Catskill. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Catskill.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Catskill. Our list includes 39 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Catskill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Catskill ...

Looking for more information about Catskill? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Catskill, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Catskill.

Adding Catskill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Catskill in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Catskill was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Catskill post office opened in 1800.

We also found Catskill in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Catskill.

The official website for Catskill:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Greene, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Catskill.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Catskill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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