About Margaretville, New York
Coordinates: 42°8?51?N 74°39?4?W? / ?42.1475°N 74.65111°W? / 42.1475; -74.65111Margaretville is a village in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 596 at the 2010 census.The Village of Margaretville is in the Town of Middletown. The village is on the border of the Catskill Park. Margaretville is located at 42°8?51?N 74°39?4?W? / ?42.1475°N 74.65111°W? / 42.1475; -74.65111 (42.147496, -74.651090) .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.Margaretville was the hometown of Dr. Orvan Hess, inventor of the fetal heart monitor and one of the first doctors to successfully treat a patient with penicillin. Hess' becoming a doctor was inspired by beloved Margaretville physician, Dr. Gordon Maurer. The village and its surrounding area has been a filming location for scenes from Julian Po (1997), the primary locale for the award winning You Can Count on Me (2000), and a secondary location for Stake Land (2010). On August 28, 2011 Margaretville sustained major damage from Hurricane Irene, with the highest level of flooding in recorded history.