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Verdant though it surely is, Greene County is not named for its foliage, but rather, in honor of the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. The south-central region is dominated by the forever-wild Catskill Park and its breathtaking vistas, which inspired Hudson River School artists like Thomas Cole to live and work here. Today, tourists and second homeowners are drawn by scenery and outdoor adventure. Interestingly, the county’s Chamber of Commerce reports that women own about a quarter of county businesses.


LEFT, COURTESY OF ROY GUMPEL; RIGHT, JEFF PANG

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Population Density: 76.06 people per square mile
Median Home Value: $165,000
Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $2,854
Median Household Income: unavailable

Do

Marvel at Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest two-tier waterfall in the state and classic subject of the Hudson River School artists.

Dine

Enjoy Texas-style brisket and herb-infused cocktails at American Glory BBQ Restaurant in Tannersville.

Did you know?

Silent film matinee idol turned screenwriter and director Crane Wilbur — who starred in The Perils of Pauline, among other famous flicks — was born in the town of Athens. Even as a star, he returned to his hometown often, introducing his films at the Brooks Opera House (now Crossroads Brewing Co.), and even filming around town.

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