Bloomingburg, New York

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Bloomingburg, previously Bloomingburgh, is a village in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 353 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Bloomingburg is in the Town of Mamakating.



Bloomingburg's accepted incorporation date is 1833. It was the first county seat of Sullivan County, being located in the original county town of Mamakating. It prospered, first, as a center of commerce along the Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike, then as a railway town serving vacationers in the mountains. Many guesthouses in the village were not rebuilt after the devastating fire of February 1922, and the village has been primarily an agricultural center ever since.

Camp Na-Sho-Pa, a summer sleep-away camp from 1937–2009, was located in Bloomingburg. Camp Echo has also been located in Bloomingburg for almost 90 years.


Bloomingburg is located at 41°33′22″N 74°26′28″W / 41.55611°N 74.44111°W / 41.55611; -74.44111 (41.556159, -74.441060)[1]. The village's eastern boundary is the Shawangunk Kill, Dutch for "Shawangunk River", also the Orange County line at that point, with its western boundary a short distance up the Shawangunk Ridge. It is the only population center in Sullivan County entirely within the Hudson River watershed.

The northern and southern boundaries roughly parallel Main Street, also County Route 171, the former route of NY 17, which now bypasses the village to the north as an expressway. It is served by two exits on Route 17, one for Burlingham Road and the other, just over the county line, for NY 17K.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 353 people, 146 households, and 94 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,113.7 people per square mile (425.9/km²). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 571.0/sq mi (218.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.92% White, 2.83% African American, 1.98% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.93% of the population.

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