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Bearsville
Baehr's Store, for which Bearsville was named
Baehr's Store, for which Bearsville was named
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Coordinates: 42°02′26.7″N 74°09′18.7″W / 42.040750°N 74.155194°W / 42.040750; -74.155194Coordinates: 42°02′26.7″N 74°09′18.7″W / 42.040750°N 74.155194°W / 42.040750; -74.155194
Country United States
State New York
County Ulster
Government
part of town of Woodstock
 • Type unincorporated area
Elevation
600 ft (200 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 700
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
12409
Area code(s) 845 Exchange: 679
GNIS feature ID 943336

Bearsville is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, United States, in the town of Woodstock. It is located along New York State Route 212, within Catskill State Park and just to the west of the hamlet of Woodstock.

Bearsville was named not for the numerous local black bears, but for German peddler and storekeeper Christian Baehr, who built a store on the Sawkill Creek in 1839. Places of interest in Bearsville, or named for it, include Bearsville Records and Bearsville Studios, the WDST radio studios, and The Bearsville Theater and restaurant complex.

The Bearsville post office (ZIP Code 12409) also covers the adjoining hamlets of Shady, and Wittenberg.

The highest known temperature in Bearsville was 101 °F (38 °C), which occurred in 1995. The lowest temperature was −27 °F (−33 °C), recorded in 1994.

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