The workers’ comp attorneys in Rock Tavern, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. have sponsored the following details about the town and its history.

Rock Tavern

The hamlet is located within the town of New Windsor in Orange County in the state of New York. The area has its own ZIP code, 12575, from which it also serves the southwestern section corner of Newburgh and the western section of New Windsor. The United States Postal Service is located off of Little Britain, near the intersection at Slovak Lane. The neighboring communities include Little Britain, Campbell Hall, Maybrook, Blooming Grove, and Washingtonville.


The neighborhood was named after a landmark that was used as a meeting place during its early years of development. In 1740, John Humphrey owned the tavern, and it was located by the intersection of the present-day Forrester Road. A large boulder that the tavern was named after helped form the structure’s foundation. Some of the meetings that took place in the tavern played an integral part in the history of the greater area. For instance, the organization of the county was planned there.


The community has many lakes, ponds, and creeks that flow through or along its edge. Some of these include:

  • Kelly’s Pond
  • Brown’s Pond
  • Otter Kill Creek
  • Beaver Pond

The Stewart State Forest is situated in the northern section of the community. Just off of Giles Road are several miles of trails through the forest. Visitors of the reserve can enjoy fishing in the ponds, like the 6-acre Wilkens Pond or the 2-acre Rowes Pond. Some frequently caught types of fish include:

  • bass
  • eel
  • carp
  • pickerel
  • sunfish
  • shiner
  • bullhead
  • perch

Horseback riding is permitted on certain trails, excluding the boardwalk over the Great Swamp. It is forbidden in the following as well:

  • Orchard Trail
  • Beaver Pond Trail
  • Rock Wall Trail


The population of ZIP code 12575 was 1,884 and consisted of 647 households. The racial makeup of the community was the following:

  • 61.2% white
  • 21.5% Hispanic or Latino
  • 13.0% African American
  • 4.2% Asian

The income median per household within the greater area was $126,800. Some of the most common occupations held by the working class in the area include the following:

  • 17.9% administrative
  • 11.9% sales
  • 11.8% management
  • 7.2% healthcare
  • 6.5% fire fighting
  • 6.2% material moving
  • 5.9% business

Follow along for more history and highlights on the nearby neighborhoods: The History of New Windsor, NY

Our Local Office

The Rock Tavern, NY workers’ comp attorneys at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., have been assisting injured workers in the area for years. Call now for a no-obligation free consultation to learn more about your legal rights to financial benefits following an injury at work.

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