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Monticello (V)

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Monticello is a village located in the town of Thompson in Sullivan County, New York. It is the county seat of Sullivan county. The village of Monticello is in the central part of the town, adjacent to New York route 17. Monticello is the largest village in the county and had population of 6,512 at 2000 census. It was founded in 1804, five years before 1809 when Sullivan county, New York incorporated in 1830. The founders John P. Jones and Samuel F. Jones admirers of Thomas Jefferson named the village after his Virginia home, Monticello.
According to the census bureau, the village has a total area of 10.5 square kilometers all occupied by land. According to 2000 census there were 6,512 people, 2,554 households, and 1,460 families residing in the village with a population density 617.8 per square kilometers where 3,758 were housing units at an average density of 356.5 per square kilometers. From 2,554 households, 31.7 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.9 percent were married couples living together, and 42.8 percent were non families. 36.1 percent of all households were made up of individuals.
The town hosts the three leading Sullivan county radio stations. The local bus station is served by Coach USA Shortline and the station acts as a hub for the entire area. The village of Monticello has the county's court house, jail and the county's only Wal Mart. The village is also is the seat for the town of Thompson. Monticello is famous for its Monticello raceway which attracted people from all over the northeast in its heydey. Now the raceway has turned into a Racino, hosting electronic slot machines as well as horse racing.
The village is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. It has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. The village has become a centre of industry, education, administration and culture.

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