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Hurley (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Hurley is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The Town of Hurley is in the northeast part of the county, west of the City of Kingston. Much of the town is inside the Catskill State Park. The town was first settled around 1662 by directive of Peter Stuyvesant. Hurley was a settlement founded in 1669 on the site of Niew Dorp, a village burned by the Esopus Indians 1663. In 1708, the town was defined by land patents defined the new boundaries. During the American Revolution, Hurley was a military headquarters and a temporary state capital. Parts of Hurley have been used to form the Towns of New Paltz, Esopus, Olive, Rosendale, and Woodstock. The construction of the Ashokan Reservoir inundated many communities in 1912.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 93.2 square kilometers and 77.6 square kilometers of it is land and 15.6 square kilometers of it is water. Esopus Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River, flows through the town. The eastern part of the reservoir is in the northern part of the town. US Route 209 passes through the eastern part of the town.
The population was 6,564 at the 2000 census and 6,612 of 2005 U.S. Census Estimate. In the town the population was spread out with 22.3 percent under the age of 18, 4.6 percent from 18 to 24, 24.5 percent from 25 to 44, 31.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

Hurley is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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