Take a deeper look into the town’s history as presented by the workers’ compensation lawyers in Little Britain, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.

Little Britain

The neighborhood of Little Britain is found within the city of New Windsor in Orange County, New York. The neighboring communities include Rock Tavern, Washingtonville, Maybrook, Vails Gate, and Newburgh. Little Britain Road travels through the community along with Station Road, Kings Road, and Drury Lane. The northern section of the community is the Stewart State Forest.


A patent issued the section of land to Andrew Johnston in 1719, along with other lands that made up the 2,000 acres. In 1724 the area was first settled by John Humphrey. Humphrey purchased 250 acres of farmland. Other early settlers included:

  • Peter Mullinder
  • Robert Burnet
  • John Reid

Moffat’s Academy became the first school opened by Rev. John Moffat in 1751. Moffat was the pastor at Goodwill Church. The academy was originally held in a farmhouse owned by Robert Shaw. Today the community has the following schools available to the community:

  • The Birch School
  • Little Britain Elementary School
  • Educational Learning Experience
  • Infant Toddler Learning Experience
  • Taft Elementary School


The northern region of the community is covered in the Stewart State Forest. The forest covers 6,700 acres of land that includes:

  • wetlands
  • fields
  • forest

Visitors have the opportunity to hike more than 22 miles of trails either by foot or by bike. During the winter, these trails are opened up for skiing and snowshoeing. There are also 18 miles of gravel road for exploring. A new boardwalk makes enjoying nature a bit easier and can be used by those on foot or by bikers. Hunting is permitted on the property but with a permit during the designated timeframes.  The Youth Hunting Day takes place annually in September and is hosted by the Department and Orange County Federation of Sportsmen. Camping is also permitted in the forest in designated areas.


The community is a wealthy neighborhood that fits into the top 15% of the highest income neighborhoods in the United States.

  • 48.0% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 23.6% sales and service jobs
  • 14.3% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 14.0% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles

The area has as many as 78.5% of residents that speak English as their primary language. Other languages spoken by the residents include the 11.5% that speak Spanish. Approximately 12.5% of the townspeople were born outside the country. Some commonly found ancestries within the community include:

  • 17.1% Irish
  • 17.0% Italian
  • 9.2% Puerto Rican
  • 8.7% German
  • 7.0% Mexican

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Our Local Office

The Little Britain, NY workers’ compensation lawyers at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., have years of experience assisting injured workers. Call today for a free case review to find out more about how our legal team can help you get your benefits without delay.

Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
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Goshen, NY 10924
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