Cairo is a rural community in Greene County, located about 35 miles South of Albany and ten miles West of the Hudson River.
In 1803, the town of Cairo was formed from the towns of Catskill, Coxsackie, and Durham. Formerly known as "Canton", the town's name was changed in 1808 to "Cairo".
Cairo covers approximately 60.2 square miles, or 38,538 acres. About 15% of the Town, (6,927 acres, or 10.8 square miles) lies within the Catskill Park.
Cairo has golf, skiing, and natural resource opportunities such as hiking and snowmobiling.
Communities and locations in Cairo
- Acra – A hamlet west of Cairo hamlet on Route 23.
- Cairo – The hamlet and census-designated place of Cairo.
- Gayhead – A hamlet at the north town line.
- Purling – A hamlet south of Cairo hamlet.
- Round Top – A hamlet southwest of Purling.
- South Cairo – A hamlet southeast of Cairo hamlet on Route 23.
- South Durham – A hamlet at the west town line.
- Woodstock – A populated place north of Cairo on Route 32, along Catskill Creek.