Thursday, July 11, 2013


Twenty miles north of Kingston, on the east side of the Hudson in southern Columbia County, is Germantown. This well-kept town of around 2000 people was settled by Palatine German refugees of the Thirty-Years War, in the early part of the 18th century. The Palantine migration to Ulster, Dutchess and Columbia Counties was one of the great pre-Revolutionary migrations from Europe, along with the Huguenots in New York, and the Amish, Quakers and Mennonites in Pennsylvania.

The main street has little, but what it has is top notch.
Otto's Market
Germantown Variety

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