Located on Route 42, Bushnellsville was named for the Bushnell family who settled in the valley in the mid 1800's. By the 1900's there were many farms. Most families kept one cow, shipped apples, and sold maple syrup. At that time, the hamlet had it's own post office, several general stores, a cider mill, ice houses, and even a bowling alley. Supplies were delivered once a week by horse and wagon from Phoenicia.
- Authors such as Federico Lorca, Anton Fischer and long time resident Muriel Newhall (Mona Farnsworth was her pen-name) were inspired to write in Bushnellsville.
- The Crump family built a castle turret up on Echo Farm in the early 1900’s.