The Minisink Valley


'The Minisink country consists of the valley of the Neversink, west of the Shawangunk Mountains, and the Delaware valley, as far as the Delaware Water Gap. 
      ~ Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, ed. R W Vosburgh, 1913.


Confluence of the Neversink & Delaware Rivers ~ Tri-state NJ NY PA, 1894

"It is pretty difficult at this late day to describe exactly by meets and bounds just what amount of territory was comprised in the term 'Minisink.'

In general terms, it was a portion of our country extending from the Delaware Water Gap, on either side of the Delaware River in a northerly direction for about forty or fifty miles to Cochecton, covering a considerable land in the Townships of Montague, Sandyston and Walpack, Sussex County, NJ, -- what is now known as the Town of Deerpark, in Orange County, and taking in a part of Sullivan County, and which last mentioned strip comprises part of the Towns of Lumberland, Forestburgh and Mamakating -- and also part of the Counties of Pike, [Wayne,] and Monroe Pennsylvania which bordered on the Delaware River. 
    ~  Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association, Vol 7, Minisink, T Schoonmaker, 1907.

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