The workers’ comp lawyers in Scotchtown, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. offer this in-depth look into the neighborhood.


The hamlet is located within the Town of Walkill just east of Middletown. It is in the northern section of Orange County in the state of New York. It takes up 2,688 acres and has an elevation of 722 feet. Michigan Corners is located within the neighborhood at the intersection of NY Route 211 and Goshen Turnpike. The neighboring communities that share a border include Circleville, Mechanicstown, Washington Heights, Middletown, and Hamptonburgh. The main roadways that travel through the town include Silver Lake – Scotchtown Road, Ballard Road, NY Route 211, NY Route 17, and the Goshen Turnpike.


The town was named from the earliest Scottish settlers that included:

  • McVey
  • McWhorter
  • McInnis
  • McLaughlin
  • McCord

Development within the community included a store in 1803, followed by a wagon shop and a blacksmith.

Historical Landmark

Located in the historic section of the town at Alvaran Lane and Silver Lake – Scotchtown Road is the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church. The church was established in 1798 but not formally incorporated until 1801. The “light on the hill” church has offered the community a place to worship. With over 1.5 million members of the Presbyterian Church, it is the largest of the Presbyterian faith.

Travelers can find Michigan Corners in the southeast section of the town. Legend has it that a former landowner, Malcolm McLaughlin, became deep in debt, causing him to flee the area in 1825. When he returned, he reported that he had gone to Michigan. A local deli took the name of Michigan Corners but was replaced with Scotchtown Deli and Catering in 2007.


Along NY Route 211 are many dining options. Some of these include:

  • Cosimos Brick Oven
  • Juicy Seafood
  • Village Deli & Grill
  • Casa Mia Latin Kitchen

The community is home to many hotels for travelers and visitors. A few of these include:

  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Super 8
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites


The neighborhood’s population increased from 8,954 in 2000 to 9,212 in 2010. The community has the highest percentage of Native American residents, and as many as 1% speak a Native American language as their first language. Other languages spoken by the residents include English, Spanish, and Italian. A further breakdown of the diversity within the residents included the following in 2000:

  • 76.38% white 
  • 11.48% African American
  • 14.71% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.26% Native American
  • 3.54% Asian
  • 0.04% Pacific Islander
  • 4.65% other races
  • 3.65% two or more races

In 2000, the median income was  $53,460 per household. A family income averaged $59,439. Many of the working residents are employed in occupations, such as:

  • 35.2% management, executive, and professional positions
  • 26.9% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 21.6% sales and service jobs
  • 16.3% clerical, assistant, and technical support roles

To learn more: An Introduction to the History of Middletown, NY

Our Local Office

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Goshen, NY 10924
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