Thompson Ridge, New York

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The Hopewell Presbyterian Church, a Registered Historic Place at the junction of Route 302 and Thompson Ridge Road. Hopewell Presbyterian Church.jpg
The Hopewell Presbyterian Church, a Registered Historic Place at the junction of Route 302 and Thompson Ridge Road.

Thompson Ridge is a hamlet in the Town of Crawford, part of Orange County, New York, United States. It has the ZIP Code 10985, and is located along NY 302 south of Pine Bush, Crawford's main population center.

Crawford, New York Town in New York, United States

Crawford is a town in Orange County, New York, USA. The population was 9,316 at the 2010 census. The name comes from a settler who gave his name to a community in the hamlet now called Pine Bush.

Orange County, New York County in the United States

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It takes its name from the Thompson family, early settlers of the region. The houses of Alexander, Andrew and Robert Thompson still stand along 302.

Alexander Thompson House

The Alexander Thompson House is one of several originally built by members of the Thompson family in Thompson Ridge, a hamlet in the Town of Crawford in Orange County, New York. It is located, like the others, along NY 302 just south of the intersection with Thompson Ridge Road.

Andrew Thompson Farmstead

The Andrew Thompson Farmstead is one of three Registered Historic Places associated with the eponymous family along NY 302 in Thompson Ridge, an unincorporated section of the Town of Crawford in Orange County, New York.

Robert A. Thompson House

The Robert A. Thompson House is located along NY 302 in the Thompson Ridge section of the Orange County, New York, town of Crawford. It was built in 1822 in the Federal style. One of the stones in the northwest cable bears his initials and that date. His descendants established the Dutch-Belt dairy farm, which still operates.

As its name suggests, much of Thompson Ridge is elevated, providing sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge over the valley of the Shawangunk Kill. A small downtown section, with the post office, is along Thompson Ridge Road just east of its junction with 302.

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Shawangunk Kill Tributary of the Wallkill River in the U.S. state of New York

The Shawangunk Kill is a 47.2-mile-long (76.0 km) stream that flows northward through Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, New York, in the United States. It is the largest tributary of the Wallkill River.

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Coordinates: 41°34′05″N74°19′48″W / 41.56806°N 74.33000°W / 41.56806; -74.33000

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