What’s a Hamlet?

What’s a Hamlet?

Do you know that the town of Rosendale has 14 hamlets? From the fascinating Rosendale Wikipedia entry:

  • Binnewater – A hamlet north of Rosendale village. (That’s the location of the mystery vortex above.)
  • Bloomington – A hamlet in the northeastern part of the town, southeast of Whiteport.
  • Bruceville – A hamlet in the southwestern section of the town, southwest of Rosendale village.
  • Cottekill – A hamlet northwest of Rosendale village.
  • Creek Locks – A hamlet at the eastern town line, south of Bloomington and on the west bank of Rondout Creek.
  • Hickory Bush – A hamlet in the northeastern section of the town, south of Whiteport and located on the west bank of Rondout Creek.
  • High Falls – A hamlet and census-designated place at the town line by the southwestern part of the town.
  • Kallops Corners – A hamlet north of Rosendale village.
  • Lawrenceville – A hamlet west of Rosendale village on Route 213.
  • Lefevere Falls – A hamlet adjacent to the Thruway and northeast of Rosendale village.
  • Maple Hill – A hamlet north of Lefever Falls and Rosendale village.
  • Rosendale (also known as Rosendale Village or Rosendale Hamlet) – A hamlet and census-designated place in the eastern half of the town, by Rondout Creek. It was a village until 1977.
  • Tillson – A hamlet and census-designated place south of Rosendale village
  • Whiteport – A hamlet in the northeastern corner of the town, adjacent to the Thruway.

Engaging people in all the hamlets will be an important part of the Rosendale Heart & Soul program. Which hamlets do you live, work and play in?

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