Livingstonville, New York

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Livingstonville
hamlet
Livingstonville is located in New York
Livingstonville
Livingstonville
Location of Livingstonville in New York
Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 74°16′07″W / 42.48750°N 74.26861°W / 42.48750; -74.26861Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 74°16′07″W / 42.48750°N 74.26861°W / 42.48750; -74.26861
Country United States
State New York
County Schoharie
ZIP code 12122

Livingstonville, New York is a hamlet within the town of Broome, New York. It is inhabited by a small but decreasing population.[1]

Early history[edit]

Located in the southern portion of Schoharie County, Livingstonville lies between Middleburgh and Durham, New York. The hamlet was settled by the British in the seventeenth century.

Located in the northern tier of the Catskill mountains, settlement was not facilitated by terrain. The Catskill Creek, which flows through Livingstonville, is too shallow to allow significant travel.

Until today[edit]

Early in the nineteenth century, the town of Broome was incorporated into Schoharie County. Livingstonville is the largest hamlet in the town and is where the highway department is located.

For Schoharie County residents, Livingstonville was notable as the home of the "Trailer Graveyard" where hundreds of abandoned trailers were left near a pond. In the 2000s this pile was cleaned. Now cleaned, the pond has been restored to its natural beauty and landscape.

In the past Livingstonville was thriving, there was a small store which closed in the early 1990s, a gas station which had a souvenir shop called Losee's after the family who owned it. In the store they sold penny candies which brought in many local children. Up until the early 1980s there was a hotel with a restaurant and bar which was a great community gathering point.

Today[edit]

Livingstonville is a peaceful town located in a valley, which in the fall months the foliage is the most beautiful around. The Town of Broome volunteer fire department, which is located in Livingstonville, offers Bingo in the spring and summer, Seasonal Dances, Pot Luck Dinners, as well as a widely popular Labor Day BBQ which people from various states attend. During the months between May and October there is a Huge Flea Market from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Students from Livingstonville attend Middleburgh Central School. Livingstonville is also in Middleburgh's Zip Code of 12122. The Highway Department, located in Livingstonville, is functional despite the recent departure of Jacob Simeon.

Livingstonville tends to vote overwhelmingly Republican. Despite this, the Supervisor of Broome is Marie Campbell, a Democrat.[2] Possible future Supervisors include Brian Chichester, who recently retired from the town road crew.

The Livingstonville Community Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[3]

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