Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce
Canal Street, Ellenville, NY | December 2, 2017, | 5:00 p.m.
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Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce located at
PO Box 227
Ellenville, NY 12428
Earliest settlers of the area now known as the Town of Wawarsing were, of course, the Indians. In this region of the Hudson Valley, they were the Esopus, a clan of the Lenni-Lenape. The 1663 daily journal of Martin Cregier, a captain in the Dutch army, records a foray to the Indian fort at Wawarsing in an attempt to rescue settlers from Hurley who had been captured about a month earlier. This was probably the white man's first visit to the Town of Wawarsing.