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
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
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".