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Welcome to Sylva ...

Sylva is located in Ulster County<1>.

Sylva is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Sylva: (845)

Websites for Sylva ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ulsterchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Sylva, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Sylva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Sylva - they are located in Arkansas and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Sylva ...

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

  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Newburgh [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<5>
  • East Fishkill [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fishkill
    • East Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fishkill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wallkill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
      • Wallkill [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<5>
    • New Windsor [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
    • Wappinger [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappinger
      • Wappinger [Dutchess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger
    • Fishkill [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill
      • Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
    • Montgomery [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery

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 Sylva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylva.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylva. 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 Sylva.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylva. See our Newspapers Page for Sylva.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylva ...

Looking for more information about Sylva? 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 Sylva, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sylva.

Adding Sylva to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sylva was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sylva on our Genealogy Page.

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About Ulster County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylva. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Ulster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylva) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylva. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SylvaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6325, Longitude: -74.1054    
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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