The workplace accident lawyers in New Windsor, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.have shared the following regarding the history of the community.

New Windsor

The town of New Windsor is situated in the eastern section of Orange County, New York. It is south of Newburgh and north of Washingtonville. Some of the communities within the town include Little Britain, Rock Tavern, Vails Gate, and the unincorporated community of New Windsor. It covers 23,718.4 and includes 1,913.6 acres of water, such as Brown’s Pond, Lake Washington, Silver Stream, Beaverdam Lake, and Moodna Creek. Along the eastern edge of the town, the Hudson River flows.

Early History

Initially, the area was inhabited by the part of the Lenape Native Americans, the Munsee people. Europeans, namely the Scots, began to settle in the area in 1685. The area was founded in 1763 by the General Assembly of New York. However, it was Governor Thomas Dongan that gained the settlement rights from the Munsee. Settlement began with David Toshack and his brother-in-law, Major Patrick McGregorie, in the area overlooking the river near Moodna Creek. Dongan appointed McGregorie as the Muster-Master of Militia for the City and Province of New York in less than a year after they arrived.

The name of the town came from a city in England. It was documented as early as 1728. One of the earliest roads was King’s Highway that would later be known as Goshen Road.

The neighborhood served as a depot during the Revolutionary War for the Continental Army and Army Medical Dept. A 1,600-acre encampment was erected in 1782. The camp held as many as 8,000 men, women, and children. A Temple was constructed and served as a religious establishment under the suggestion of Israel Evans, Chaplain to the Army. The community of soldiers was awarded the Badge of Merit, the Purple Heart, for their fidelity and faithfulness. The town now has ownership of 167 acres of the final winter encampment, and with the efforts of the National Temple Hill Association, works to keep it preserved.

Historical Landmarks

The community is home to several historical landmarks, such as:

  • 1755 – Knox’s Headquarters
  • c1790 – Squire Patton House
  • 1755 – Edmonston House
  • c1770 – The Thomas McDowell House

The Mt. St. Francis Cemetery is found on Union Avenue and is part of the Mount Saint Francis Chapel. The Woodlawn Cemetery is connected to the Mt. St. Francis Cemetery and covers 72 acres. The burials date back to 1870.


The town was home to 22,866 residents in 2000, making up 8,396 households and 6,078 families. The racial breakdown of the neighborhood is as follows:

  • 6.76% African American
  • 11.10% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.27% Native American
  • 1.73% Asian
  • 0.05% Pacific Islander
  • 4.17% other races
  • 2.30% two or more races

The median income for the neighborhood was $51,113 in 2000. Men averaged an annual salary of $34,283 versus $30,044 for women. Some of the most prevalent occupations held by the working community include:

  • 15.3% administrative
  • 10.5% sales
  • 8.5% management
  • 7.3% education
  • 4.7% personal care
  • 4.5% transportation

For more interesting facts on the neighboring communities: Getting to Know Vails Gate, NY

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Goshen, NY 10924
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