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Delaware County NY Real Estate Today
Delaware County Real Estate is in the southern part of New York State, separated from the state of Pennsylvania by the Delaware River. It is east of Binghamton and southwest of Albany. The county contains part of the Catskill Mountains.
As of 2010 the population was 47,980. The county seat is Delhi.The county is named after the Delaware River. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi), making it the least densely populated in the state outside of the Adirondacks. There were 28,952 housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 96.44% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53%.
Delaware County NY History
By the 1770’s many Scotch-Irish settlers began to find their way down the West Branch of the Delaware River, establishing tiny communities of log homes in Kortright, Stamford and Harpersfield. Many of these settlers were drawn to the county with the offer of 150-acre farms free of rent for the first five years.
The Revolutionary War slowed the settlement of the future Delaware County. Delaware County continued to attract new migrants through the first quarter of the nineteenth century. After 1800 and the construction of the Jericho Turnpike (connecting Rhinecliff in the Hudson Valley with Bainbridge on the Susquehanna) and the Catskill Turnpike (from Catskill in the east to Unadilla in the west) the county gained slightly easier connections to the outside world – for people and products alike.
In 1800 the population stood at 10,000; some 60 years later it had reached 40,000 – and it has continued to hover around this mark ever since. Rail transportation, and later on, the automobile, provided the catalyst for a tourism industry in Delaware County. Local boarding houses and, later, large hotels provided summer accommodations for throngs of city-weary vacationers seeking the cool freshness of the mountains.
Delaware County Today
Today Delaware County may be described as having a mixed population of “locals,” many of whom are able to trace their lineage all the way back to the original pioneers, and the numerous “city folk,” denoting the segment of the community that has arrived more recently (many in this second category are part-time residents).
Trout fishermen take to their boats in Cannonsville and Pepacton reservoirs, and their waders in the East and West branches below them, sometimes even daring the Delaware’s main stem below Hancock. Mountain bikers, skiers and hikers can find less beaten paths in various corners of this quiet yet welcoming county.
Several of the villages along Route 28, such as Margaretville and Andes, have gotten what has come to be known as the ‘hipster treatment.’ Trendy boutiques, antique stores, bed and breakfast inns and locally-sourced food vendors line main streets that used to feature diners and gas stations. This ‘progress’ seems to have stopped short of Delhi, however, that village has a more entrenched purpose as the county seat and home to a SUNY technical college.
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