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Towns encompass all territory within the state except territory within cities and Indian reservations. By statutory and constitutional adjustments, towns are flexible units that can function as rural or as highly urbanized general purpose units of government, depending on local needs. Delaware County is a rural community with no cities that consists of nineteen towns, ten villages, and twenty-two school districts.
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The town of Andes is located in the southeast border of the county on Route 28. It contains the hamlet of Andes, a census designated place, formerly the village of Andes. A portion of the Pepacton Reservoir is located in Andes.
Bovina is an interior town in the eastern part of the county. It contains some of the highest uplands in the County.
The town of Colchester is located in the southwest part of the county on Route 30 and 206. The Pepacton Reservoir on the east branch of the Delaware River resides in Colchester. Colchester is the home of several hamlets: Butternut Groves, Cooks Falls, Corbett, Downsville, Gregorytown, Horton, and Shinhopple. A fictional hamlet, named Agloe, is associated with Colchester and was listed as a community on maps to provide a copyright trap to thwart plagiarism. The southern border of the town is adjacent to Sullivan County.
Davenport is located in the northeast part of the county on Route 23, bordered on the north by Otsego County. The hamlets of Butts Corners, Davenport, Davenport Center, Furgusonville, Hoseaville, West Davenport, and Pindars Corners are located within the township.
The town of Delhi is located in the east central portion of the county on Routes 10 and 28. The village of Delhi is found within the town borders. The Little Delaware River joins the west branch of the Delaware River in Delhi below the village. Delhi is home to the hamlets of East Delhi, Fraser, and West Delhi.
The town of Deposit is on the western border of the county on Routes 8, 10 and 17. The town’s village is also named Deposit. The Cannonsville Reservoir on the west branch of the Delaware River is found running along Route 10. The western border of the town borders Broome County. The small settlements, known as hamlets, within the town include Barbourville, China, Hale Eddy, Hambletville, Stilesville, and Upper Barbourville.
Franklin is on the northern boundary of the County adjoining Otsego County. The town contains a village also named Franklin on Route 357. Communities within the town are Bartlett Hollow, Brooklyn, Leonta, Merrickville, North Franklin, and Treadwell.
Hamden is located in the center of Delaware County. The west branch of the Delaware River flows through the middle of the town on route 10. Hamlets in Hamden are known as DeLancey, Hamden, Hawleys, and Mundale.
The town of Hancock contains a village, also named Hancock. The town is in the southwest part of the county and borders the state of Pennsylvania as well as Sullivan County NY. Both the east and west branch of the Delaware River merge in Hancock to form the Delaware River proper. Routes 17, 28, 30, and 97 run thru the town. Several hamlets are found in Hancock: Cadosia, Centerville, Chiloway, East Branch, Fishs Eddy, Goulds, Harvard, Islamburg, Kelsey, Kerry Siding, Kerryville, Kilgore Spur, Kingswood Campsite, Long Flat, Lordville, Luzerne, Methol, Peakville, Pea Brook, Peas Eddy, Readburn, Rock Valley, and Tylers Switch.
The town of Harpersfield resides in the northeast corner of the county. The northern town line is the border of Otsego County. The northeast town line is the border of Schoharie County. County route 23 runs through Harpersfield. The village of Stamford is found on the southern border of the town. The hamlet of Harpersfield, North Harpersfield, and Sturgis Corner make up the hamlets of the township.
Kortright is located in the northern portion of Delaware County. County route 10 runs along the southern border of the town. Although Kortright does not contain a village, the communities of Bloomville, Doonan Corners, and Kortright Center are within the town’s border.
Masonville is located on the western border of the county where it borders Chenango County. County route 8 and 206 cross in the hamlet of Masonville. Artic, East Masonville, Ivanhoe, Masonville, Whitman, and Youngs Station make up the town’s hamlets. Oquaga Creek State Park is also located in Masonville.
Meredith is an interior town in the northern part of the county on county route 28. The hamlets of Meridale, East Meredith, Meredith, and West Meredith are found in the Town of Meredith.
Middletown’s southeast town line is the border of Ulster County. The northeast town line is the border of Greene County. The eastern part of the town is in the Catskill Park. Middletown contains the villages of Margaretville and Fleischmanns. County route 28 and 30 are found within the town’s borders. Arkville, Bedell, Denver, Dunraven, Grant Mills, Halcottsville, Hanley Corner, Kelly’s Corners and New Kingston are hamlets within Middletown.
The eastern town lines of Roxbury border Greene County and Schoharie County. The East Branch of the Delaware River has its source just south of Grand Gorge. Most of the town lies in the valley of the East Branch or its tributaries, but the northeast corner of the town drains to Schoharie Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Mohawk River and part of the Hudson River watershed. The hamlets of Grand Gorge and Roxbury are found in the township.
Sidney’s north town line is marked by the Susquehanna River and is also the border of Otsego County. The west town line is the border of Chenango County. The village of Sidney is found in the western end of the town. Interstate 88 runs through the northern side of the town. Several settlements are found within Sidney’s borders such as East Sidney, Sidney Center, Franklin Depot, South Unadilla, and Youngs.
Stamford’s northeast town line is the border of Schoharie County. Route 10 and route 23 cross in the Village of Stamford. The Village of Hobart is located on route 10. The hamlet of South Kortright is located on county route 18.
Tompkins is an interior town located on the eastern part of the county. County routes 10, 268 and 67 run through the town of Tompkins. A sizable portion of the Cannonsville Reservoir in within the town’s borders on the West Branch of the Delaware River. Several hamlets are located in the town as well: Apex, Cleaver, Islamberg, Kelsey, Rock Rift, and Trout Creek.
Walton is located in the west-central part of the county, on the West Branch of the Delaware River, and contains the Village of Walton. County routes 10 and 206 cross in the village. Bear Spring Mountain Park is located to the south of the village. Several mountains surround the village such as Colchester Mountain, Dunk Hill, Houck Mountain, Loomis Mountain, Mount Holly, Pine Hill, Pines Brook Ridge, South Mountain, Starkweather Hill, and Walton Mountain. The notable small lakes or ponds in Walton include Launt Pond, Oak Ridge pond, Russ Gray Pond, and Teed Pond. Beerston, Loomis, Northfield, and Pinesville make up the hamlets in the town.
Delhi village is within the town of Delhi on Routes 10 and 28. Delhi is the Delaware County seat and hosts the State University of Delhi. The west branch of the Delaware River flows through Delhi.
The Deposit village is within the town of Deposit, on Routes 8 and 17. The village is on the county line with half of the village within the town of Deposit (Delaware County) and half within the town of Sanford (Broome County). The west branch of the Delaware River flows through Deposit.
The village of Fleischmanns is one of two villages in the town of Middletown, on Route 28.
Franklin village is within the town of Franklin, on Route 357. Ouleout Creek flows through Franklin.
The village of Hancock is within the town of Hancock, on Route 17 and borders Pennsylvania. The east branch of the Delaware River and west branch of the Delaware River merge in Hancock and become the Delaware River flowing along the New York and Pennsylvania border.
Hobart village is one of two villages within the town of Stamford, on Routes 10 and 23. The west branch of the Delaware River flows through Hobart.
The village of Margaretville is one of two villages within the town of Middletown, on Routes 28 and 30. The east branch of the Delaware River flows through Margaretville.
Sidney village is within the town of Sidney, on Routes 7, 8 and 88. The Susquehanna River flows through Sidney.
The Stamford village is one of two villages within the town of Stamford, on Routes 10 and 23. The west branch of the Delaware River flows through Stamford.