Tannersville, New York
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,900 ft (579 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||12424, 12485|
|GNIS feature ID||0967045|
Tannersville’s tanning business collapsed in the mid-19th century. It was gradually replaced by the summer resort trade, which reached its peak in 1882 when the railroad came to Tannersville. However, the rise of the automobile in the early 20th century led to a steady economic decline, as travelers were no longer rooted to one spot for an entire summer.
Due to its close proximity to Hunter Mountain, it serves as the local commercial district, with inns, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Tannersville has experienced a revival in the 21st century. This can be attributed largely to the efforts of the Hunter Foundation. For example, the Foundation has implemented the town wide Paint Program — the vision of Elena Patterson, a local artist — with the help and support of Glenn Weyant who was the mayor at the time, corporate sponsors, and local residents. The Paint Project involves painting downtown buildings in multicolored pastels, often with cartoon-like pictures on the shutters. It has attracted waves of tourists who come to see the dramatic paint schemes. The project prompted much attention when it was publicized in The New York Times in 2003. The project was also featured on NBC’s show Today, on CNBC, and on all three of the local Albany-based networks
Additionally, with the current renaissance of the entire Catskills area being driven by a new generation of New York City dwellers, Tannersville is experiencing an influx of tourists from both the New York and other areas, who are attracted to it's abundant hiking trails, waterfalls, and old time charm.
|Name||Term began||Term ended|
|George Haner||April 1895||June 1896|
|Frank Egglston||1897||March 1898|
|Charles Voss||April 1898||March 1899|
|George Bachman||April 1899||March 1900|
|Cyprus Showers||March 1900||May 1901|
|Edward Goslee||June 1901||March 1902|
|William E. Simmons||April 1904||March 1922|
|Oliver H. Perry||April 1922||March 1924|
|Morris Schopiro||April 1924||February 1927|
|Samuel Scudder||March 1927||April 1929|
|Edward Daugherty||April 1929||March 1947|
|Mansfield Showers||April 1947||March 1949|
|Boyd Allen||April 1949||April 1953|
|Mansfield Showers||April 1953||March 1955|
|Paul Yager||April 1955||March 1957|
|Joseph Warm||March 1957||December 1966|
|Marvin Rubinger||January 1969||October 1973|
|Robert Teetsel||October 1973||March 1974|
|Frederick R. Haines||April 1974||April 1975|
|Robert Teetsel||April 1975||June 1976|
|William E. Reich||July 1976||December 1976|
|Claude Kerr, Sr.||January 1977||April 1977|
|Stephen Tuomey||April 1977||April 1979|
|Frederick R. Haines||April 1979||March 1983|
|Elias Eisenberg||April 1983||January 1984|
|Lynn Rubinger||January 1984||January 1986|
|Daniel Powell||January 1986||March 1986|
|Anthony Lucido||March 1986||January 1988|
|Frederick R. Haines||January 1988||July 1989|
|Daniel Powell||July 1989||September 1989|
|Marvin Rubinger||September 1989||April 1990|
|Daniel Powell||July 1990||March 1991|
|Matthew Leach||April 1991||March 1995|
|Lee McGunnigle||April 1995||2001|
|Glenn Weyant||2001||March 2006|
|Gina Legari||March 2006||March 2007|
|Lee McGunnigle||April 2007|
- Maude Adams, actress, first American to play Peter Pan
- Edward Coleman Delafield, banker, President of Bank of America
- Mary Mapes Dodge, author of children's books
- Howard Frank Mosher, author
Tannersville is located at (42.193619, -74.139011).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.61%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 448 people, 216 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density was 402.4 people per square mile (155.8/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 453.6 per square mile (175.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.09% White, 0.89% African American, 0.22% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.
There were 216 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the village the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,318. About 10.7% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
- Bennet, Carolyn. “Tannersville: The Painted Town”, Catskill Mountain Foundation. accessed January 2, 2008.
- Scott, Janny. “True Colors, Shining Through. And Taste?”, The New York Times, 28 May 2003.
- Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.