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.


The Columbia County Climate Carnival is coming

Saturday, July 16, 10:00am-4:00pmColumbia County Fairgrounds 1982 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY What’s in store for Columbia County’s First-Ever Climate Carnival? Repair CaféFree StoreCompost CompoundBike RecyclingSustainable FarmingElectric CarsFood and EntertainmentLive Animal ExhibitBring the Kids Celebrate | Educate | Motivate Visit ClimateCarnival.org to find…

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