Newburgh Town

Orange County, New York

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Newburgh Town Hall is located at 1496 Route 300, Newburgh NY 12550.
Phone: 845‑564‑4552.

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Beginnings [1]

Organized as a town in 1788; the village of Newburgh was incorporated from town land in 1800, and became a city in 1865.

Early settlement followed the mills that grew up along the Quasaaick, Tent Stone Meadow, and Gidneytown Creeks. There were grist, woolen, and paper mills; a black gunpowder manufactory was on land that, today, is Algonquin Park. Brickyards (Rose and Jova) were found at the banks of the Hudson. Many farms operated in the town; while they were the primary source for food in Newburgh Village, New York City was also a convenient marketplace via the Hudson River.

Through the last decades of the 20th century, the Town of Newburgh transformed from a farming community to a bedroom community, sped-on by the creation of Interstates 87 and 84. Because the junction of these Interstates is located within the town, Newburgh is sometimes called the "Crossroads of the Northeast."

  1. Town of Newburgh, Newburgh History Link, www.townofnewburgh.org, accessed, April, 2007

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