Introduction to Monticello, New York
The Village of Monticello was created when a new toll road through Ulster and Orange counties was constructed. Samuel F. Jones was entrusted to explore the forest for the turnpike company, and he and his brother, John Patterson Jones' initiative brought Monticello into existence. The community seems to have been named after Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia. The name 'Monticello' is derived from an Italian word which means 'little mountain'. Monticello was incorporated as a village on April 20th, 1830.
Monticello and Nearby Attractions
- Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
- Clinton House State Historic Site
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Carousel Water & Fun Park
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Monticello
Parks offering recreational opportunities near Monticello include Bear Mountain State Park, Promised Land State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park. There are several museums near Monticello, including Ten Mile River Scout Museum, Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, and Greenfield Park Museum. Historic sites nearby include Clinton House State Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and Samuel F. Morse Historic Site. Other popular destinations near the village are Carousel Water and Fun Park and the New Jersey Botanical Garden.
Sullivan County International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Monticello Higher Education
The nearest colleges to Monticello are Orange County Community College, Sullivan County Community College, SUNY Ulster County Community College, and SUNY New Paltz.