The workers’ comp lawyers in Balmville, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. encourage you to learn more about the neighborhood’s history.


The hamlet of Balmville is situated in the northeastern region of Orange County in the state of New York. The small community 1,344-acre community is located in the Town of Newburgh. Other nearby towns include Gardnertown, Orange Mill Historic District, and Vails Gate.


The town’s history centers around the historical Banville Tree. Legend states that the eastern cottonwood tree grew after George Washington planted his walking stick. The general and his Continental Army were stationed nearby during the end of the Revolutionary War. However, samples taken and tested from the tree dated back to 1699, much earlier than the legend states. The United States President Franklin Roosevelt was said to visit the tree frequently.

Along with two others, the tree formed the smallest state forest within the state. It was federally protected and deemed a miracle tree based on its age of over 300 years. Unfortunately, it was cut down due to deterioration, causing safety concerns.

Place of Interest

The hamlet is home to the private Powelton Club located off Old Balmville Road to the east of Route 9W. Initially, it was built in 1892 on the Powelton Farm as an archery club. Prior to this, there was the Powelton House, a resort hotel on the property before it burned in 1870. The golf course is one of the five oldest in the state and the tenth oldest in the country. Some of the amenities the included for the member are:

  • golf – an 18 hole designed by Devereux Emmet in 1923
  • tennis – home to the annual Red Clay Classic tournament
  • pools – an adult pool and a kids wading pool
  • dining options – such as the Grille Room, the Main Dining Room, and the President’s Bar
  • board rooms


The residents were served by public schools within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District since 1963. One of the oldest elementary schools built in 1897 still stands on Fostertown Road. Some of the public schools the children are zoned include:

  • Balmville Elementary School – 464 students – located on Route 9W
  • South Middle School – 861 students – located on Monument Street
  • Newburgh Free Academy – 3,263 students – located on Fullerton Avenue


There were 3,339 residents, 1,257 households, and 946 families residing in the town’s border in 2000. Of the 1,257 households, 31.4% had children under 18 years. As many as 61.1% contained married couples leaving 24.7% non-families. The races found within the population can be broken down as follows:

  • 79.66% White
  • 9.46% African American
  • 0.03% Native American
  • 3.05% Asian
  • 0.12% Pacific Islander
  • 4.88% from other races
  • 2.79% from two or more races
  • 10.03% Hispanic or Latino

The median income per family was $72,925, while the median for a household was $66,979. Men averaged a yearly income of $50,426, while women averaged $38,884 per year. Only 2.2% of the population was noted to live below the poverty line.

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Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
3 Hatfield Ln #2b,
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 360-9931