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
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
 • 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 town is centered on the junction of NY 32 and Greene County Route 67. There are several buildings there, such as the firehouse and a general store. Although it is in the Catskill Mountains, the range's northern Escarpment dominates the view south from Freehold.

Freehold Airport is located one mile west of the town 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, but has resided in her beloved South in Florida since 1980.

Author Dawn Greenfield Ireland (The Puppy Baby Book, and cozy mystery series Hot Chocolate) moved to Freehold in 2016. She writes and publishes under her publishing company Artistic Origins Inc.


  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.