"Catskill is an incorporated village situated thirty miles south of Albany on the west bank of the Hudson River. The county seat for Greene County, the village lies on the Catskill Creek near its confluence with the Hudson. While a few major residences are visible from the river, most of the village is hidden from river view by a hill. Business and residential sections rise on both sides of the broad creek which flows southeast through the village. The eastern side of the creek has a higher population density than the west side and contains the main business section. A bridge spans the creek at Bridge Street; south of the bridge along both sides of the creek are the surviving docks and present-day marine facilities serving pleasure boats."