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Welcome to Wurtsboro ...

The village of Wurtsboro is located in Sullivan County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Wurtsboro, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wurtsboro has a population of 1,153 people<3> (see below for details).

Wurtsboro is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wurtsboro had an population of 1,153 people. This is a decrease of 7.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wurtsboro had a population of 1,246 people. This makes Wurtsboro the county's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,246 people, the population of Wurtsboro has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,234 people).

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

Communities near Wurtsboro ...

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

  • Middletown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Port Jervis
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Walden
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walden
    • Walden is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walden <5>
  • Monticello
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Washingtonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Goshen
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,337 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen <5>
  • Montgomery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Chester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Ellenville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Maybrook
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybrook
    • Maybrook is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,652 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maybrook <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wurtsboro ...

Looking for more information about Wurtsboro? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wurtsboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wurtsboro.

Adding Wurtsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wurtsboro 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 Wurtsboro was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wurtsboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wurtsboro.

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.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 Sullivan, 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 Wurtsboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wurtsboro - 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.









 

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