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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PUBLIC NOTICES

Notice of December 17 Town Board Meeting

There will be three successive public hearings before the Ghent Town Board on December 17, 2020 at 6:45 p.m., 6:50 p.m., and 6:55 p.m. for the purpose of considering Resolutions authorizing the Town of Ghent to enter into contracts for fire protection services with the Ghent Volunteer Fire Company for the area known as the “Ghent Fire Protection District”, the Village of Chatham for the area known as the “Chatham Fire Protection District No. 2”, and the West Ghent Volunteer Fire Company for the area known as the “West Ghent Fire Protection District.”