Andes is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,301 at the 2010 census. The Town of Andes contains a hamlet (formerly a village) also namedAndes. The town is on the southeast border of the county.

Settlement began in 1784. The town was formed in 1819 from the Town of Middletown.

In 1845 in an Anti-rent War, protesters, several hundred dressed as "Calico Indians," shot and killed Under-Sheriff Osman Steele, when he and deputies attempted to collect overdue rent of about $64. Hundreds of protestors were arrested and two were sentenced to death, but their sentences were later commuted.

On December 31, 2003, the incorporated village of Andes ceased to exist. During a special village election on June 3, 2002, the residents approved dissolving the village by a vote of 81 to 63.

Geography and Education

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 112.5 square miles (291.5 km²), of which, 109.1 square miles (282.5 km²) of it is land and 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it (3.07%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Ulster County, New York. Andes is partly in the Catskill Park.

Andes Central School (K - 12)

Farm Stands and Events

Area Listings

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Updated: 9th July, 2020 9:00 AM (Z).