Modena, New York

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Modena, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Ulster County
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12548
Area code(s) 845
Center of Modena at junction of routes 44/55 and 32.

Modena is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, United States. It is located in the northwestern corner of the town of Plattekill, centered at the junction of the US 44/NY 55 concurrency and NY 32.


The area was first settled in the late 17th century and was originally called "Clark's Corner". The name was changed to Modena in 1829,[1] and the hamlet most likely was named for the Italian city of Modena.[2][3]

It has long been a primarily rural community with minimal development, although that has been changing enough for Hannaford to build one of its supermarkets on Route 32 just south of the junction.

The Cole-Hasbrouck Farm Historic District and Thaddeus Hait Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Clearwater, Alphonso Trumpbour (1907). The History of Ulster County, New York. W. J. Van Deusen. p. 336. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile for Modena, New York, NY". ePodunk. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 211. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "BRODHEAD, John Curtis, (1780 - 1859)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°40′05″N 74°06′22″W / 41.6680°N 74.1061°W / 41.6680; -74.1061