Town of Wawarsing

108 Canal Street
Ellenville, NY
(845) 647-7800

Wawarsing is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States.


The population was 12,771 at the 2020 census.[5] The name Wawarsing was once believed to mean “a place where the streams wind” in the Lenape language, referring to the geography in the hamlet of Wawarsing. Specifically, the joining of the Ver Nooy Kill and the Rondout Creek at Port Ben. The name Wawarsing was used by the Lenape to designate the current hamlet and the fields to the north and south of it for at least six miles in both directions. It is the only Lenape name known to refer to an exact location in Ulster County.[6]

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