Durham 32 acres, high on hill with panoramic views on quiet country road 15 minutes from Ski Windham find this large, private, lightly wooded parcel with old cottage in disrepair, driveway in, selective cutting will lead to panoramic views.
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Durham NY Real Estate includes the Hamlets of Cornwallville, East Durham, East Windham, Oak Hill and Hervey Street. Durham is bordered on the north by Albany County to the east by the Town of Greenville to the south by the Town of Cairo to the west by the Town of Windham and Schoharie County. The Catskill Creek flows down the center-line of the valley, southeastward through Preston Hollow and Cooksburg in the town of Rensselaerville (Albany County) through Oak Hill and East Durham, emptying into the Hudson River at the Village of Catskill. The population was 2,725 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Durham, Connecticut, and is in the northwest corner of Greene County.
Durham NY History
The first documented visit to the Durham area was by Eliab Youmans, who had been commissioned to survey the Maitland patents in 1767. Undoubtedly explorers, hunters, and trappers preceded Youmans, but their travels were unrecorded. The patents were the first official parceling out of the largely unclaimed land and were the precursors to settlement. Eight patents have been identified for lands that were in, or partly in the town of Durham.
The land that would become the town was first settled around 1755 within Albany County. The town was established from part of the town of Coxsackie in 1790 as the “Town of Freehold”. The establishment of the first settlement in Durham is credited to three men, Lucas DeWitt, John Plank, and Hendrick Plank. These pioneers established homes at what was then called DeWittsburg, now Oak Hill. The American Revolution forced the pioneers to temporarily abandon their homes until the end of the war. Hendrick Plank was abducted by the Native Americans and removed to Canada, where he died in captivity. The two remaining pioneers and Hendrick’s widow, who remarried to Leonard Patrie, all returned by about 1782 to reestablish their homes. DeWitt brought with him a small hand mill for grinding grain and was in one respect the first miller in the town as well as being a farmer.
In the spring of 1800 Freehold became part of the newly formed Greene County. The town’s name was changed to “Durham” in 1805, the town having been called informally “New Durham” by the many settlers from Connecticut. Part of the town was lost in 1803 to form the new towns of Cairo, Greenville, and Windham. In 1836, the western part of Durham became the town of Conesville in Schoharie County.
Durham NY Real Estate Today
Located in the beautiful Northern Catskills, the Town of Durham offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle with quick and easy access to New York’s dynamic Capital Region and the Tech Valley. And Metro New York is less than 2-1/2 hours away via the New York Thruway or Amtrak. Excellent local schools combined with four season recreational opportunity in the surrounding Catskills and the Hudson River Valley; including many vacation destinations in the Town of Durham. All of this makes the Town of Durham a great place for a vacation home or a full-time residence.
- Price: $120,000
- Property ID: 5299
- Town Taxes: 846.24
- School Taxes: 1077.19
- Prop. Class: Vacant Land
- Town: Durham
- County: Greene
- Schools: Cairo-Durham
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: (518)928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC - Catskill
- Phone: (518)392-6400