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.



  • Ghent Gets New Charging Station

    Ghent town Supervisor Mike Benvenuto (c) holds one of the two electric car charging cables at the Depot Square parking lot in the Village of Chatham at the official opening of the service last month. Around him are representatives from the Town Board, Chatham Mayor Tom Curran members of the Village Board and the Ghent

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  • Cable TV Problems?

    The Town’s cable TV provider is ‘Charter Communications.’ Contact them directly with service problems or other concerns. Charter Communications Corporate Headquarters314.965.0555, Mon-Fri, 9am – 5 pmYour call will be answered!

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  • NEEDED – Volunteers for Meals on Wheels

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    There is an immediate need for volunteer(s) to deliver Meals on Wheels to residents in the Town of Ghent. Substitutes are always needed. Please contact the Town Hall at 392-4644. Volunteer less than an hour of your time and make a difference in your local community.

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