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Town Hall Closed: Christmas (Observed)

26 Dec, 2022 — 27 Dec, 2022   
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Town Hall Closed: Christmas (Observed)

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    26 Dec, 2022 — 27 Dec, 2022
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Town Board Meeting

15 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 15 Dec, 2022 PM 10:00   
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    15 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 15 Dec, 2022 PM 10:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 1926 Route 52

14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 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 site plan approval for a residential ground-mounted solar array for the property located at 1926 Rte. 52, designated as 7-1-103 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA zoning district, owned by Anne Bush Feeley. Said hearing will take place on December 14, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30
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Public Hearing - Planning Board - Shawanga Valley LLC

14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 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 site plan approval and special use permit for Allstate Sales Group for telecommunications construction and storage of telecommunications materials for the property located at 269 Stone Schoolhouse Rd., Building #4, designated as 22-1-72.1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the I zoning district, owned by 269 Shawanga Valley LLC. Said hearing will take place on December 14, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30
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Planning Board Meeting

14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 2022 PM 8:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2830 State Route 17K

14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 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 site plan approval and special use permit for a change of use from office to salon with a two bedroom apartment and storage at the property located at 2830 State Route 17K designated as 26-2-1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP zoning district, owned by Emma Paige Properties LLC. Said hearing will take place on December 14, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:00 — 14 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30
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Bullville Fire District Annual Election

13 Dec, 2022 PM 6:00 — 13 Dec, 2022 PM 9:00   
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Bullville Fire District Annual Election - At Bread of Life Church, 2876 NY Route 17K, Bullville, New York

 

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    13 Dec, 2022 PM 6:00 — 13 Dec, 2022 PM 9:00
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Pine Bush Fire District Annual Election

13 Dec, 2022 PM 6:00 — 13 Dec, 2022 PM 9:00   
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Pine Bush Fire District Annual Election
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Pine Bush Fire District Annual Election - PB Fire House 2405 Route 52, Pine Bush, NY

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    13 Dec, 2022 PM 6:00 — 13 Dec, 2022 PM 9:00
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12-07-2022 Orange County Estates Public Hearing

07 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30 — 07 Dec, 2022 PM 8:00   
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    07 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30 — 07 Dec, 2022 PM 8:00
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

07 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30 — 07 Dec, 2022 PM 8:30   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

 

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    07 Dec, 2022 PM 7:30 — 07 Dec, 2022 PM 8:30
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Town of Crawford Historical Society

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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.