Welcome to the Town of Ghent

Ghent is a peaceful town where independence and community coexist. Founded in 1818 from parts of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook, it was named for the peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close, re-establishing U.S. independence from Great Britain.

Ghent is tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of Upstate New York, centrally located in Columbia County and northeast of the city of Hudson. It has a total area of 45.4 square miles and a population of 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent’s zip code is 12075.


Halloween 2021 News

Enjoy Halloween safely. There will no parade in Ghent this year, enjoy yourselves at this popular event! Back by popular demand – the Halloween drive through at the Chatham Fairgrounds! This event is free to the public and all are welcome. Hours will be 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 31st. Thanks to all of the local emergency service providers who sponsor this event and make it such a huge success!

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