Latin for “heavenly mountain,” Monticello’s founders supported Thomas Jefferson’s populist ideals, naming their village for his Virginia home. Center of the Town of Thompson and seat for Sullivan County since 1809, Monticello was founded in 1804 and incorporated in 1830 by John and Samuel Jones.
Slightly over an hour from Manhattan, Monticello had two identities: a community built and sustained by workers, residents, and businesses and a busy Borscht Belt vacation center of boarding houses, hotels, bungalows, and recreation.
Highlights of Monticello:
• Features more than 200 vintage images from public archives and private collections
• Showcases many of the celebrations and public events that have brought the community together over the years
• Chronicles transportation in Monticello beginning with the Port Jervis Railroad
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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.