Upcoming Events

OC Health Department Information Session

29 Jun, 2022 PM 6:30 — 29 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Crawford Town Hall - Senior Room Upstairs - 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
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Meet OCDOH staff to learn about the many sevices and programs they provide and join in on a conversation about your community's health.  

 

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    29 Jun, 2022 PM 6:30 — 29 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - Empire Solar - Fairweather

22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 121 Route 302 Pine Bush, NY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for an amended landscaping site plan at an existing residential solar installation at the property located at 262 County 17, designated as 16-3-2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District, owned by Richard Fairservice. Said hearing will take place on June 22, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30
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Planning Board Meeting

22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - Forever Angels Pet Cemetery

22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 121 Route 302 Pine Bush, NY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a special use permit and amended site plan at an existing pet cemetery to replace existing structures with 2 new structures (office/garage and crematory) at the property located at 148 Youngblood Road, designated as 17-1-76 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District, owned by Forever Angels Pet Cemetery at Abbington Hill Inc. Said hearing will take place on June 22, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 22 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30
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Town Hall Closed: Juneteenth

20 Jun, 2022 — 20 Jun, 2022   
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    20 Jun, 2022 — 20 Jun, 2022
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Town Board Meeting

16 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 16 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Town Board Meeting

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    16 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 16 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00
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Town Board Meeting

16 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 16 Jun, 2022 PM 10:00   
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    16 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 16 Jun, 2022 PM 10:00
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Planning Board Meeting

08 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 08 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    08 Jun, 2022 PM 7:00 — 08 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00
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UFO Fair

04 Jun, 2022 — 04 Jun, 2022   
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    04 Jun, 2022 — 04 Jun, 2022
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Zoning Board Meeting - Public Hearing - E. Sprague Paving, Inc.

01 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30 — 01 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 121 Route 302 Pine Bush, NY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for an area variance of 30 ft. for the rear yard setback for the installation of a 50 ft. x 60 ft. storage garage at the property located at 2811 Rt. 17K, designated as 26-4-15.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by E. Sprague Paving Inc. Said hearing will take place on June 1, 2022, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Zoning Board of Appeals Bruce Schwope, Chairman

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    01 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30 — 01 Jun, 2022 PM 8:00
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

01 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30 — 01 Jun, 2022 PM 8:30   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

 

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    01 Jun, 2022 PM 7:30 — 01 Jun, 2022 PM 8:30
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Town of Crawford Historical Society

  Contact Information
President
Joanne Keilor 

P: (845) 744-6995

The Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1823. However, its development had its beginnings well before that year. It made significant progress since its early days. When started as an inland, wooded and rocky area which grew slowly at first. Many old maps have various names for the area we know today as Crawford. Crawford was originally part of the Town of Montgomery, as shown by the Montgomery town records from approximately 1768 through 1777.

The first settlers of the area were of German, Dutch, Scottish and Irish decent. These early settlers migrated north from the Wallkill River area. The descendants of the Huguenot and Dutch ancestries migrated south from Ulster County, near the New Paltz and Shawangunk areas to what is now Crawford. The main reason for this migration was for farming areas for the families to cultivate and make a living from. Many of the old families still have descendants in Crawford. The names of Bruyn, Bull, Crawford, Youngblood, Sinsbaugh, and others are still families that line within the Crawford town limits. Many of these families also came to the Crawford area from Newburgh, Montgomery, and New Windsor areas.

Early settlements have recorded documentation in the Town of Montgomery records. Many of the early names for the area were Dwaars Kill, Shawangunk Kill, Snyder's Mill, Big and Little Pokanisink, Snyder's Meeting House and Robert Milligan’s Saw Mill. Johannes Snyder was one of the earliest settlers in the town, which later became known as Crawford. He began a small settlement on both sides of the Dwaar Kill near the present hamlet of Searsville at about 1740. He operated a mill at this location in 1768, and had a major role in establishing a meetinghouse in the same hamlet. Robert Milliken operated a saw mill on the opposite side of the town on the Shawangunk Kill at around the same period. Below Millikin's saw mill, there was a flour mill operated by Pat Boyce, as did Abraham Bruyn in the same location. In addition to these mills along the Shawangunk Kill, there also existed a combined saw, grist, and carding mill run by the Slotts family.