Sullivan County is a rural county with a history of tourism and second homes. It was the site of the world famous 1969 Woodstock Festival with its classic cast of performers. Sullivan County NY Real Estate Listings include homes, land, commercial properties in Bethel, Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Cochecton, Delaware, Fallsburg, Forestburgh, Fremont, Highland, Jeffersonville, Liberty, Lumberland, Mamakating, Monticello, Neversink, Rockland, Thompson, and Tusten.
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The county, which starts about 70 miles northwest of New York City, is in the Catskill Mountains. Its northeastern corner is within the Catskill Park. The highest point in the county is a 3,118-foot (950 m) peak unofficially known as Beech Mountain, near Hodge Pond, a subsidiary summit to Mongaup Mountain across the Ulster County line. The lowest point is along the Delaware River.
Sullivan County NY Arts
Sullivan County has been a popular vacation spot since the 19th Century, with mountain climbing, boating, and other outdoor activities, as well as the Monticello Raceway being among the attractions. The majority of the tourism occurs in the summer months. It was the site of the hundreds of resort complexes of the Borscht Belt (with their golf courses, social events, and entertainers), between the 1920s and 1970s. Many famous comedians tested their material and performed regularly at Borscht Belt hotels..
Sullivan County was the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival located at the present-day Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Approximately 500,000 people gathered in Sullivan County’s Town of Bethel at Max Yasgur‘s farm to attend the Woodstock Festival where many famous entertainers performed.
Sullivan County Today
As of the 2000 Census, there were 73,966 people, 27,661 households, and 18,311 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 85.31% White, 8.51% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.89% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 9.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.6% were of German, 13.9% Irish, 12.5% Italian, 7.3% American and 6.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. There are a few persons in Sullivan and nearby counties who are of mixed Dutch and Mohawk or Lenni-Lenape ancestry in this region of upstate New York, the legacy of indigenous peoples in the region and the New Netherlands colonial era in the 17th century.
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