Rosendale is a town located in Ulster County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,352.
The Town of Rosendale was formed in 1844.
Rosendale was once famous for the cement it produced. The area is rich in limestone deposits. Rosendale Cement was used in the construction of many New York City landmarks and bridges. The industry fell into decline in the early 1900s. One old cement mine still exists as a museum, others are used by the records storage management company Iron Mountain for storing anything from microfiche to data backup tapes.
Web Sites and Links
Century House Historical SocietyVolunteer organization manages the Snyder Estate and interprets history related to local cement industry. Timeline, articles, events, membership information.
Pickle FestivalThe site of the annual International Pickle Festival. Information, directions, vendor sign-up, and photos and articles from past events can be found here.
The Town of RosendaleOfficial site. History, information, government.