Hobart Village Hall is located at 80 Cornell Avenue, Hobart NY 13788; phone: 607‑538‑9700.
Incorporated in 1888, formerly know as Waterville and Tinkertown, Hobart today is promoted as "Book Village of the Catskills," its four vintage book stores, unique in a village of such small size and population, less than 400 residents. Hobart's grass-roots development plans are modeled after "Hay-on-Wye," an English book village catering to tourists with more than 30 book shops and other businesses.
- The Mansion House hotel was opened about 1830.
- Charles Whiting built a foundry in 1849.
- The Hobart Agricultural Society was organized in 1876.
- The Hobart Independent Newspaper was established in 1885.
- Village incorporated in 1888.
- First elected village president was Dr. J. S. McNaught.
- First tavern kept by George Foote.
- First physician was Dr. Joshua H. Brett, who was also the first judge to serve in Delaware County.
- Cyrus Beers opened the first store.
- First lawyers were J. B. Spencer and Andrew Beers.
- First postmaster was William Trotter.
- A fire department was organized in 1886, incorporated in 1894 as the Star Hose Company No. 1.
- A creamery was established in 1888 by L.B. Halsey and J. V. Jordan under the name Jordan & Halsey.
- The Union School of Hobart was organized in 1891.
- David Murray, LL.D., editor, Delaware County New York, History of the Century, 1797-1897, Centennial Celebration, William Clark Publisher, Delhi, N.Y., 1898.