Livingston is a town in the U.S. state of New York. It's located in the southwestern part of Columbia County.
Before 1686, the area would have been part of the Dutch trading region of New Netherlands.
The town of Livingston, as we know it, was founded in 1788, being one of the original towns of the county.
Ideally located, it has some of the most valuable lands in the state. Agriculture is still the main industry in the town. Livingston produces large quantities of wheat, potatoes, and dairy products.
Livingston has been home to many prominent people. Among them were war patriots Daniel Shays, pioneer Nathaniel Rochester and two presidents – Millard Fillmore and Chester Arthur.