Kerhonkson, New York

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Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 1,732 at the 2000 census.

Kerhonkson is a community located near the Town of Wawarsing just south of the town's boundary with the Town of Rochester on US 209, and just north of where US 44 ends and NY 55 joins 209 south. Soyuzivka, a Ukrainian resort and cultural center is located here.


Important History

After the burning of Kingston all the important documents and government officials were moved to Kerhonkson, for 2 weeks until they were moved to their current resting place in Albany. So in technicality Kerhonkson was the capital of New York for 2 weeks.


Kerhonkson is located at 41°46′28″N 74°17′51″W / 41.774485°N 74.297480°W / 41.774485; -74.297480.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,732 people, 707 households, and 463 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 326.5 per square mile (126.2/km2). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 153.8/sq mi (59.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.17% White, 1.91% African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.66% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.58% of the population.

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