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Wurtsboro Hills, New York
hamlet
Country United States
State New York
County Sullivan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12790
Area code(s) 845 - Exchanges: 647,888
FIPS code 36-44809
GNIS feature ID 0979187

Wurtsboro Hills is a hamlet in the town of Mamakating, New York in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The hamlet is located along old NY 17 west of the Village of Wurtsboro. The telephone exchange is primarily 888 and along with 647 in Area Code 845. The hamlet consists for over 100 bungalows primarily from the 1920s to the 1960s.

History

The Wurtsboro Hills Owners Association was formed in the second decade of the 20th century, by Charles Tuxhill a local real estate developer. WHOA constructed a gas station, a concrete community pool and baseball field. Therein existed one natural spring and water from the abundant aquifer behind the pool. At one time the pool was a water sports club open only to the Association members. In 1948 Tuxhill had the small lake dug out from three streams flowing into it.

Geography


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