Greene County is located in southeast central New York State, just west of the Hudson River and south of Albany.
The northern and eastern regions are mostly low-lying flatlands and the southern and western areas rise sharply into the Catskill Mountains.
Part of the county lies within the Catskill Park and includes some of the tallest peaks south of the Adirondacks such as Hunter Mountain. In addition, there are many waterfalls in the county such as the famed Kaaterskill Falls.
Castkill is the county seat and home of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting. His farm and house are now a National Historic Site and a key spot on the Hudson River Valley Art Trail.
Main Industries: A booming tourist and sportmen’s trade in the mountains, farming in the north and east and industry and water sports along the Hudson River has culminated today into a thriving county of over 47,000 people, endowed with a rich historical heritage. There are over 5,000 business firms in Greene County. 1,200 of these businesses are owned by women.
Education: Columbia-Greene Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive two-year college offering a variety of transfer and career programs as well as one-year certificate programs.
Land: Greene County is home to The Bronck House in Coxsackie, which is the oldest known building in Upstate New York. Additionally, The famed Catskill Mountain House, in Haines Falls, was visited by three Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, Chester Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt.
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