Freehold, New York

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Coordinates: 42°21′33″N 74°02′56″W / 42.35917°N 74.04889°W / 42.35917; -74.04889[1]

Freehold, New York
hamlet
Freehold, New York is located in New York
Freehold, New York
Freehold, New York
Location of Freehold in New York
Coordinates: 42°21′23″N 74°02′56″W / 42.35639°N 74.04889°W / 42.35639; -74.04889
Country United States
State New York
County Greene County
Area[2]
 • Total 16.56 sq mi (42.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2000)[3]
 • Total 1,463
 • Density 88/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12431 (Greene)
Area code(s) 518[4]
FIPS code 36039[5]
GNIS feature ID 950661[1]
View south along NY 32 of Freehold, with Catskill Escarpment in background.

Freehold is a hamlet in the town of Greenville in Greene County, New York, United States. It has the ZIP Code 12431, and its own fire district.

The hamlet is centered around the junction of NY 32 and Greene County Route 67. There are some buildings there, such as the firehouse and a general store. Although it is not in the Catskill Mountains, the range's northern Escarpment dominates the view south from Freehold.

Freehold Airport is located one mile northwest of the hamlet and is a major hub for gliders.

Notable People[edit]

Author Frank Vander Pyle lived and wrote his books in Freehold, where he lived most of his life and raised his family there. His daughter, Carrie Taranova, also an author, was born and raised in Freehold, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Freehold, New York
  2. ^ "ZIPskinny demographic information for 12431 - FREEHOLD NEW YORK". ZIPskinny. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Find Area Code". White Pages. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". ZIPinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2010.