New Baltimore History - A Reading List

There are relatively few volumes dedicated solely to aspects of the history of Town of New Baltimore.  However, publications about Greene County history and surrounding communities also are informative.  Some still may be available for sale.  The Vedder Research Library of the Greene County Historical Society sells a few and holds the majority among its collections, albeit for in-Library use only.  Others can be obtained at your local public library, directly or through interlibrary loan.  This list may be updated at new items surface.

_________.  The Heritage of New Baltimore. Privately printed, 1976.  This is the New Baltimore history, written by numerous Town residents for the United States Bicentennial.

Beecher, Raymond.  The Houghtalings: A Dutch-American Family. Privately printed, 1994.  The Houghtalings were a pioneer family in the area that was to become New Baltimore.

Beecher, Raymond.  Under Three Flags: A Hudson River History, Coxsackie, Earlton and Climax Settlements.  Hensonville, N.Y.: Black Dome Press,, 1991.

Beers, J.W., and Co. History of Greene County, New York. Saugerties, N.Y.: Hope Farm Press and Bookshop, 1987.  Beers’ 1884 volume, reprinted 1987, is the definitive version to date.

Foster, Anne G., editor. Climax Recollections. Privately printed, 1992.  The editor was the postmaster at the Climax Post Office, which is the post office for part of New Baltimore.  Many of the reminiscences are from the Medway, Grapeville, and nearby areas.

Giddings, Edward D. Coeymans and the Past. Astoria, N.Y.: J.C. & A.L. Fawcett, Inc., 1990?  There is a separate section on New Baltimore, and many local residents are mentioned elsewhere.  Reprint of 1973 original.

Greene County Historical Society, Inc.  Greene County Historical Society Journal.  Coxsackie, N.Y.: GCHS, 1977-date.  This quarterly publication has had numerous articles about New Baltimore over the years.  It is available with membership in the Society (information at  The issues from 1977 through 1996 are bound in two volumes.  Check with the Society for availability.

Horne, Field. The Greene County Catskills, A History. Hensonville, N.Y.: Black Dome Press, 1994.  Conceived as an update of Beers, this book provides a cursory overview of the County and its communities.

Vedder, Jessie Van Vechten. History of Greene County, 1651-1800. Cornwallville, N.Y.: Hope Farm Press, 1985.  The author was County Historian and the namesake of the Greene County Historical Society library.  Reprint of 1927 original.  Despite the title, the volume covers later than 1800.