Hillsdale, A History

Town Historians

Chris Atkins and Lauren Letellier
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Local Research Sources:

Columbia County Historical Society Research Library

Mary Howell, Columbia County Historian
(518) 828-3442
(518) 828-2969 (fax)

610 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Hillsdale’s Historic District

In January 2010, the Hillsdale Historic Hamlet District, with 82 historic structures, was added to the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. Not only does having a property on the National Register make some property owners eligible for tax incentives, this is a highly symbolic honor and recognizes the Hamlet’s architectural diversity and unique origins as a cultural crossroads. See map of the district.

For more information on the New York’s Department of Historic Preservation, visit them here.

To learn more about our landmark designation, our history and Hillsdale’s unique architectural diversity click here.

Historic Hillsdale Committee

Links

Parmet’s History of Hillsdale

Collin’s History of Hillsdale on Google Books

Looking for Your Nobletown/Hillsdale Ancestors?

Hillsdale on Wikipedia

Early Nobletown history

Interesting Columbia County history and genealogy

1851 and 1858 Maps of Hillsdale

Hillsdale Rural Cemetery

Hillsdale’s Lost Buildings

Fire on Cold Water Street

The Roeliff Jansen Park

Hillsdale Since 2000

Celebrating Alan Devoe

Hillsdale’s Grange Hall

Hillsdale’s Railroad

Hillsdale Town Hall

Hillsdale Toll House

The Flag Bearer Monument

Flag Bearer Monument Centennial 2016

Hillsdale’s Historic Markers

James Agee buried in Hillsdale

Farmerette Shop

Hillsdale in Old Post Cards

Vincent Photo Collection Old Hillsdale

Harvey Photo Collection Old Hillsdale

Olivia Parry Bissell

Hillsdale in NYT 2005

Wilkes Bashford

Hillsdale Painters