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Welcome to Zena ...

Zena is located in Ulster County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Zena, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Zena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

Zena is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Zena ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ulsterchamber.org/

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

Communities Also Named Zena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Zena - they are located in Oklahoma and Oregon.

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

Communities near Zena ...

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

  • Kingston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • New Paltz
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Paltz have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Paltz
    • New Paltz is located in Ulster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,198 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Paltz <4>
  • Catskill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Catskill is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,815 people
  • Saugerties
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Rhinebeck
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Red Hook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Tivoli
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tivoli have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tivoli
    • Tivoli is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,076 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tivoli <4>
  • Tannersville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Hunter
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter <4>
  • Bearsville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearsville
    • Bearsville is located in Ulster County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearsville <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zena ...

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

Adding Zena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zena 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 Zena was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Zena post office opened in 1891.

We also found Zena in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Zena.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Zena. 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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