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.


Coronavirus Update – March 16, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

We realize you are being inundated with information, but we wanted you to know we are here and doing our best to get answers to your questions and share some relevant information to help keep you and our community safe. If you can, please check on your elderly neighbors. It appears they are the most vulnerable right now. We will continue to send emails and post information on Town of Ghent website. Be safe and be kind–we need each other right now!