The workplace accident lawyers in Howell, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. present the following article on the history and highlights of the community.


The neighborhood of Howell is located in Orange County, New York. It helps to make up the Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown metropolitan statistical area. Some of the neighboring communities include Finnegans Corners, Otter Kill, Kipps, Denton, and Chester. The Goshen Reservoir is located in the eastern section of the neighborhood, while the Wallkill River flows along the western border. Some of the roads within the community include Lower Reservoir Road, Gibson Road, Greenwich Avenue, and US-6.


The greater area was originally home to the Native American Munsee people. The Dutch began settlements in 1685, including just a handful of colonists. Led by the Laird of Monzievaird, David Toshach, and Major Patrick McGregor, Toshach’s brother in Law, a group of twenty-five Scottish families settled in the area along the Moodna Creek. Another group of German Palatine refugees settled in 1709. In 1712, a mixed group of both English and Dutch settlers came into the Goshen area.


The community is home to the 105-acre Amelia Acres Farm, located on NY-17A. This equestrian farm was founded in 1991. It offers the community a place to board your horse, take riding lessons or just ride a horse along the miles of trails around the farm.

In the southern region of the area is the 160-acre Brookfields Farm. This family-owned and operated farm has been practicing its humane farming methods of sustainability for over 100 years. They refrain from using antibiotics and growth hormones. Their main products include:

  • beef
  • eggs
  • hay
  • straw

Places of Worship

The neighborhood is home to many places of worship, including the Goshen Christian Reformed Church, located on NY-17A. The church was established in 1934 by a group of immigrants. The church building opened in 1939, just a day before Poland was invaded by Hitler. The church now has a preschool and a thrift store called Twice Blessed Thrift Shoppe.

Other places of worship nearby include:

  • Orange County Gospel Fellowship – located on Coates Drive
  • Olivet Chapel – located on West Main Street
  • St James Episcopal Church – located on South Church Street
  • First Presbyterian Church – located on Park Place


As many as 82.9% of the residents speak English as a first language, while 8.5% speak Spanish. Some of the community identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:

  • 22.8% Italian
  • 17.9% Irish
  • 10.4% German
  • 6.3% English
  • 6.1% Puerto Rican

The greater area is made up of predominantly wealthy households. The working adult population is employed in the following professions:

  • 42.0% executive, management, and professional
  • 30.3% sales and service jobs
  • 16.1% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 10.0% clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations

Read more: A Quick Overview of Kipps, NY

Our Local Office

The Howell, NY workplace accident lawyers at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., represent residents and the surrounding areas. Our legal team can help you process your claim to get your benefits without delay. Call today for a free claim review.

Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
3 Hatfield Ln #2b,
Goshen, NY 10924
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