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Encyclopedia > Middletown, Orange County, New York
Erie Railroad, Middletown Station, James Street, July, 1971. The tracks have been removed, and the station is now Thrall Library
Erie Railroad, Middletown Station, James Street, July, 1971. The tracks have been removed, and the station is now Thrall Library

Middletown is a city in Orange County, New York, USA, in New York's Hudson Valley region, near the Walkill River, in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. The City of Middletown lies along the northern boundary of the New York Metropolitan Area, an imaginary line that runs from Poughkeepsie through Newburgh, Middletown, and Port Jervis, New York. The population of Middletown was 25,388 at the 2000 census. The zip code is 10940, and 10941 in some cases. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixelsFull resolution (4681 × 3267 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixelsFull resolution (4681 × 3267 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., designed by Paul Rudolph. ... This article is about the state. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... Shawangunk Ridge from south of New Paltz, N.Y. The Shawangunk Ridge (also known as the Shawangunk Mountains, or The Gunks; pronounced by some locals as SHONG-gum, (/ˈʃɑŋgÊŒm/)) is a ridge of mountains in Ulster County, Sullivan County and Orange County in the state of New York, extending... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, New York (City) Poughkeepsie, New York (Town) Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Coordinates: , Country United States of America State New York County Orange Settled 1709 Incorporated (village) 1800 Incorporated (City) 1865 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City Manager Jean McGrane  - Mayor Nick Valentine Area  - City  4. ... The NY-NJ-PA Tri-State marker located in Port Jervis. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Mr. ...

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History and economy

The First Congregational Church
The First Congregational Church

Middletown grew up with the Erie Railroad and the New York, Ontario and Western Railway (among others) and attracted a number of employers, such as shoe, lawnmower blade, and furniture factories, but most of these businesses had closed by the 1960s. The closing of a large Ford Motor Company plant in Mahwah, New Jersey, and the downsizing of IBM operations in the area were a blow to the economy of Middletown and surrounding communities in the 1970s. However, quite a few New York City police officers, firefighters and other workers moved up to the area, especially beginning in the 1970s, to purchase houses that were much less expensive than those nearer the city. These long-distance commuters have helped bolster the economy of the area. The only railroad left in town is the Middletown and New Jersey Railway. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 458 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1758 × 2302 pixel, file size: 511 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 458 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1758 × 2302 pixel, file size: 511 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The First Congregational Church of Middletown, New York, USA is one of the most visible landmarks of that citys downtown skyline. ... The Erie Railroad (AAR reporting mark ERIE) was a railroad that operated in New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, connecting New York City with Lake Erie, and extending west to Cleveland, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. ... The New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W or NYO&W, was a regional railroad with origins in 1868, lasting until 1957 when it was ordered liquidated by a US bankruptcy judge. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Map highlighting Mahwahs location within Bergen County. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


The "downtown" area of Middletown has suffered from the growth of a shopping strip and malls at the Eastern edge of town, near NYS Route 17 and Interstate 84. There are a number of abandoned and underutilized buildings downtown, although there has long been an active bar scene, and now there are signs of a growing restaurant scene downtown. The downtown area has a number of historic churches, and Highland Avenue has a number of large Victorian houses. Many of these are occupied by medical doctors and their families, with a section devoted to the doctor's office. Some of the largest Victorians are now used as nursing homes. There are some prosperous neighborhoods, such as Presidential Heights, but there are many less prosperous neighborhoods. Junction Location US routes and Interstates only. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ...


The First Congregational Church of Middletown, established in 1785, has the highest spire downtown. It can be argued that the construction of the church marks the beginning of Middletown's existence as a village.[1] The current building was constructed in 1872. The First Congregational Church of Middletown, New York, USA is one of the most visible landmarks of that citys downtown skyline. ...


Middletown is the main business address for Mediacom Communications Corp and its related entities, a cable and other pay TV company. Mediacom Communications (NASDAQ: MCCC; usually called just Mediacom) is a cable television and communications provider in the United States. ...


Places of interest

Webb Horton House

There are two shopping malls (the largest is called Galleria at Crystal Run[2]) and a long retail strip along Route 211 East. The city also has movie theaters, WALL and WOSR radio stations, Thrall Library, the historic Paramount Theatre, a local arts council, bowling alleys and good choices for hiking, biking, and country drives nearby. There is also active participation in Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA, Lions Club, Elks Club, Kiwanis, Rotary Club and other service clubs. The Rotary Club runs an annual Horse Show at Fancher Davidge Park (in the fall). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 484 pixelsFull resolution (804 × 486 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)A 1909 postcard depicting Webb Horton House. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 484 pixelsFull resolution (804 × 486 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)A 1909 postcard depicting Webb Horton House. ... Webb Horton House, also known as Morrisson Hall, is a 40-room mansion in Middletown, New York. ... The Galleria at Crystal Run is a shopping mall in Middletown, New York and is the biggest mall in New Yorks Hudson Valley region. ... A brick wall A wall is a usually solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. ... WAMC is a public radio station out of Albany, NY, broadcasting on the 90. ... For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ... The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ... Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest service club organisation with 46,000 clubs and 1. ... Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a drinking club (then called the Jolly Corks) established as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns. ... Kiwanis International is a service organization whose mission is Serving the Children of the World. The organization was founded on January 21, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan by Joseph C. Prance (a tailor) and Allen S. Browne (a professional event organizer). ... Logo of Rotary International Rotary International is an organisation whose members comprise Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world. ... A horse show is a judged exhibition of horses and ponies. ...


Orange County Community College is located in Middletown (and includes the beautiful Webb Horton House), as is Horton Memorial Hospital and the Middletown Psychiatric Center (a major employer). The local award-winning newspaper is called the Times Herald-Record, the first cold press offset daily in the country. Middletown is also home to the Orange County Fair each summer. The next fair is scheduled for July 18-29, 2007. The Highland Lakes State Park is the nearest State Park. Orange County Community College is a SUNY associated two-year college with its main campus in Middletown, New York. ... Webb Horton House, also known as Morrisson Hall, is a 40-room mansion in Middletown, New York. ... The Times Herald Record, often referred to as just The Record in its coverage area, is a daily newspaper published in Middletown, New York. ... Offset Lithography Printing Process: 1-water rollers, 2-ink rollers, 3-plate cylinder, 4-offset cylinder, 5-impression cylinder, 6-paper, 7-water Offset printing is a widely used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or offset) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing... The Orange County Fair is an annual fair held in Middletown, New York. ... Highland Lakes State Park is a state park in the State of New York, USA. The park is located in Orange County north of New York City. ...


Another historic place in Middletown is the Hillside Cemetery, which was was designed by Calvert Vaux, who designed New York City's Central Park. Hillside Cemetery is located on Mulberry Street in Middletown, New York, USA. It was designed by Calvert Vaux, later noted for his collaboration on Central Park with Frederick Law Olmsted, and opened in 1863. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ...


The surrounding countryside is devoted partly to small dairy farms.


Geography and transportation

Middletown is located at 41°26′45″N, 74°25′19″W (41.445754, -74.422066)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.3 km² (5.2 mi²). 13.3 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.19% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Middletown can be reached from New York City by bus and is located near the intersection of Interstate 84 and NY 17 (the future Interstate 86). State routes 17M and 211 run right through the city, and US 6 parallels I-84 to the south. Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... Junction Location US routes and Interstates only. ... New York State Route 17M is a New York state highway in southern New York. ... Junction Location Orange US-209 0. ... The New York segment of the cross-country U.S. Route 6 takes 78 miles (126 km) to traverse the state in the narrowing funnel that becomes Downstate New York on the northern fringe of the New York Metropolitan Area, from the Pennsylvania state line at Port Jervis east to...


The Middletown-Town of Walkill station on Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis line is located nearby in the Town of Walkill, and provides rail service to Port Jervis, other communities in Orange and Rockland Counties and Bergen County, New Jersey, Hoboken and New York City via a transfer at Secaucus, New Jersey. Hoboken-bound train leaving Middletown-Town of Wallkill station. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... The Metro-North Railroad Port Jervis Line is a single-track commuter rail line running from Suffern, New York, north, west and southwest to Port Jervis. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, known as Secaucus Transfer in planning stages, is a major rail hub in Secaucus, New Jersey. ... Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15,931. ...


Randall Airport is about 4 miles from the center of Middletown. (ID: 06N)


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 25,388 people, 9,466 households, and 5,963 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,907.1/km² (4,939.5/mi²). There were 10,124 housing units at an average density of 760.5/km² (1,969.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.68% White, 15.13% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.33% from other races, and 4.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.11% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,466 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.27. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,570, and the median income for a family was $47,760. Males had a median income of $35,990 versus $28,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,947. About 13.5% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

In the past 10 years the Middletown public school system has moved away from numerous neighborhood schools and combined more students into fewer Magnet schools. There are four elementary schools, each covering various grade levels from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Maple Hill Elementary is currently housing grades two through five. Truman Moon Elementary is currently Kindergarten and First Grade. Mechanicstown Elementary is grades two through five. Chorley Elementary houses Kindergarten and First grades. In 2005, the Middletown School District implemented a full day Kindergarten program at the request of the Middletown voters. There are two Middle schools in the District, Twin Towers Middle School and Monhagen Middle School. Middletown High School is the only building for High School and includes grades nine through twelve. There are also a number of Catholic schools. In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... Twin Towers Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Middletown City Schools in Middletown, New York, USA. It is located at the intersection of Grand Street and Wisner Avenue in the northern section of the city. ... Middletown High School educates students in grades 9-12 from the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, which covers that city as well as adjacent portions of the towns of Wallkill and Wawayanda in Orange County, New York, USA. It is located on Gardiner Avenue in a small outlying area...


Middletown High School offers many programs in addition to the basic educational classes found in most schools. The Middletown High School has a large and active sports program including Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Soccer, Field Hockey, and various other athletic programs, as well as various other after school academic and social programs and activities. The High School also offers a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. USN redirects here. ... The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) is a program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the nation that train high school students in leadership and military sciences. ...


Surrounding area

Downtown Goshen, viewed from Historic Track
Downtown Goshen, viewed from Historic Track

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 296 pixelsFull resolution (1866 × 690 pixel, file size: 143 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 296 pixelsFull resolution (1866 × 690 pixel, file size: 143 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Historic Track is a half-mile (900 m) harness racing track in Goshen, New York. ... Goshen, New York is a village and a town in Orange County, New York in the USA. Town of Goshen Village of Goshen This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Slate Hill is a community found in the town of Wawayanda, New York. ... Pine Bush is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Crawford, in Orange County, New York, USA, roughly coterminous with the 12566 ZIP code and 744 telephone exchange in the 845 area code (both of which spill over into adjacent regions of the Town of Shawangunk... The intersection of NY 302 and Goshen Turnpike at the center of Circleville. ... The NY-NJ-PA Tri-State marker located in Port Jervis. ... Monroe is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Mount Hope is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Wawayanda is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Minisink is a town located in southwest Orange County, New York northeast of the New Jersey border between the Town of Greenville and the Town of Warwick. ... Wallkill is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ...

Communities and locations in and around Middletown

  • Baileyville -- A hamlet near Howells.
  • Crystal Run -- A hamlet south of Michigan Corners.
  • Circleville -- A hamlet north of Scotchtown.
  • East Middletown -- A village southeast of Middletown.
  • Fair Oaks -- A hamlet north of Middletown.
  • Howells -- A hamlet northwest of Middletown.
  • Mechanicstown -- A hamlet east of Middletown.
  • Michigan Corners -- A hamlet near Scotchtown east of Middletown.
  • Middletown -- The City of Middletown borders the west side of the Town of Wallkill.
  • Phillipsburg -- A hamlet southeast of Middletown on the Wallkill River.
  • Pilgrim Corners -- A hamlet west of Middletown.
  • Rockville -- A hamlet south of Circleville.
  • Scotchtown -- A hamlet northeast of Middletown, just across Route 17.
  • Van Burenville -- A village to the northeast of town near Mount Hope.
  • Washington Heights -- A hamlet northwest of Middletown.

Mechanicstown is a census-designated place located in Orange County, New York. ... Michigan Corners, New York is a hamlet near Scotchtown east of Middletown, located at the corner of New York State Route 211 and Goshen Turnpike (Orange County Route 110). ... Scotchtown is a census-designated place located in Orange County, New York. ... Mount Hope is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Washington Heights is a census-designated place located in Orange County, New York. ...

Notable people from Middletown

Samuel Willard Beakes (January 11, 1861 - February 9, 1927) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Will Boulware (born July 6, 1952 in Bardstown, Kentucky) is an American songwriter and pianoplayer. ... Bartley T. Campbell (1843-1888) was a popular American playwright of the latter 19th century. ... Linda Fite is a writer/editor lives in a small town in New Yorks Hudson Valley. ... GILMAN, Benjamin Arthur, a Representative from New York; born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., December 6, 1922; graduated from Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y., 1941; B.S., Wharton School of Business and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. ... Loren Grey (November 20, 1915 — February 2, 2007) was an educational psychologist and author of several books in that field. ... Michael Jantze is an American comic strip writer, best known as the author of The Norm, a comic strip syndicated internationally to newspapers. ... Cage (real name Christian Palko, sometimes known as Cage Kennylz) is an American hip hop artist from Middletown, New York in the county of Orange County. ... Shane McDermott ( born Shane Francis McDermott, April 24, 1976, Middletown, New York) is an American actor He currently sells real estate in Galveston, TX He is 5 9 Brians Song (2001) (TV) All My Children (1970) TV Series . ... Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Michael John Remlinger (born March 23, 1966 in Middletown, New York) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who is currently without a team after being released by th the Boston Red Sox. ... Dr. Joseph J. Romm was born on June 27, 1960 in Middletown, New York. ... Bill Schindler was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) was a Swiss-American Surrealist painter and engraver. ... Frank Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American distance runner and winner of the marathon race at the 1972 Summer Olympics. ... Silas Horton Stringham (7 November 1798 - 7 February 1876) was an admiral in the United States Navy. ... Launt Thompson (February 8, 1833 - September 26, 1894), American sculptor, born in Abbeyleix, Ireland. ... Brugge 2, (2005), an installation of 700 nude people arranged in a theatre in Bruges. ... Jimmy Weinert (born August 14, 1951 in Middletown, New York) was a pioneering motocross and supercross rider in the early years of the sport in the United States. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Photo and description of the First Congregational Church
  2. ^ The first mall in town was the Orange Plaza.

The Orange Plaza was a shopping mall located in Middletown, New York. ...

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