Sunday, April 14, 2024

Harness Racing
at the Raceway

Slots and Video Poker
at Mighty M Gaming

Fine Dining at a
local restaurant

Site of First House
Built in 1804

Monticello is the county seat of Sullivan County. The village was named after the residence of Thomas Jefferson, but is pronounced as "mon-tah-sell-oh".

The Village of Monticello is in the central part of the town, adjacent to New York Route 17. Monticello is the largest village in the county.

The local bus station is served by Coach USA ShortLine, and the station acts as a hub for the entire area.

The village of Monticello is the county seat and thus it has the county's court house, jail, and their very own Wal-Mart.

The village is also the seat for the Town of Thompson.

Monticello is famous for its Monticello Raceway which attracted people from all over the northeast in its heyday. Now the Raceway has turned into a Racino, Mighty M Gaming, hosting electronic slot machines as well as horse racing.

Just seven miles from the Raceway is Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Monticello was the birthplace of Stanley Finch, the first director of the Bureau of Investigation, which is now the FBI.

Actor Hank Garrett star of Car 54, Where Are You?, was born in Monticello in 1931.

Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals Judith Kaye was also born and raised in Monticello.

Monticello was the birthplace and home of former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Lawrence C. Cooke. Who has a monument dedicated to him on the city hall front lawn.

Monticello is the Summer residence of Lenny "The Chicken Man" Schultz, a famous comedian made popular by his appearances on "The Merv Griffin Show," "The David Letterman Show" and "Laugh-in".

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