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"Newburg, a city and one of the capitals of Orange co, N.Y., is finely situated on the W. bank of the Hudson River, 60 miles N. of New York, and 83 miles S. of Albany. Lat. 41° 31' N.; lon. 74° 1' W. The ground on which it is built rises as it recedes from the river to the height of about 300 feet, commanding a fine view of the Highlands and of the river, which is here 13 miles wide. The most elegant residences are on a plateau in the highest part of the city. The appearance of the city, as seen from the river, is highly attractive. A steam ferry connects it with Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, which is on the opposite bank of the Hudson River, and is on the Hudson River Railroad at the W. terminus of the New York & New England and Newburg, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroads. This city is the N.E. terminus of the Newburg & New York Railroad, which connects with the Erie Railroad at Turner's. Another branch of the Erie Railroad extends from Newburg to Grey court. Newburg contains 3 national banks, a free public library, 28 churches, and it is the seat of the Newburg Institute (for boys), which occupies a fine position on Seminary Hill. One Sunday, 4 daily, and 2 semi-weekly newspapers are published here. Among the industries of the cit: are several tanneries, foundries, plaster-mills, ship-yards, and large manufactories of cotton goods, woollen goods, machinery, and flour. The adjacent country is noted for its extensive dairies and the superior quality of the butter produced in them. Large quantities of dairy-products, grain, flour, and coal (which last is brought from Pennsylvania) are shipped here. Newburg was the theatre of important events in the Revolutionary war. Here, at “Washington's Head-Quarters,” a stone mansion, now owned by the state and visited by thousands of persons annually, the American army was disbanded, June 23, 1783, after a treaty of peace had been concluded. This city was incorporated in 1865. Pop. in 1890, 23,087; of Newburg township, excluding the city, 4543."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • Newburgh, New York, USA
    View from Ruggle's House, Newburgh
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  • News 1868 - A little boy three years of age, son of Mrs. William Locke, of Newburgh, N. Y.,
    while in the garden a few days ago was pursued by a large skunk. The animal fastened itself on the child's arm, and commenced chewing away at its...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - The reformed Presbyterian Synod, in session at Newburgh, N. Y.,
    recently passed resolutions deploring the desecration of the Sabath by the Postoffice Department.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 5, 1869

  • News 1879 - A schoolmistress in Newburgh, N. Y., was arrested for whipping a boy.
    She proved the boy bad, and, instead of having to pay $2,000 she secured a verdict of $25 against the boy's parents for the annoyance of arrest.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 25, 1879

  • Newburgh, New York, USA
    1890s
    Clipper Mower
    Chadborn & Coldwell Mfg. Co.
    Newburgh, N.Y.
  • News 1894 - ACCIDENTS ON TROLLEY ROADS. - Five Persons Hurt at Newburg
    NEWBURG, July 4. - A trolley care here to-night struck a wagon containing five persons, only one of whom escaped injury.

    The injured...Read MORE...


  • Newburgh, New York, USA
    View from Washington Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Newburgh, New York, USA
    Cottage Life (Millers Grove) Orange Lake, Newburgh, N.Y.
  • 1906
    Newburgh, a township (town) of Orange co., N.Y. Pop. in 1900, 4246.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Newburgh, New York, USA
    Broadway, Newburgh, N.Y.
  • News 1948 - 3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.
    NEWBURGH, (AP) - Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as...Read MORE...




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View from Ruggle's House, Newburgh
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840

Newburgh, New York, USA
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1890s
Clipper Mower
Chadborn & Coldwell Mfg. Co.
Newburgh, N.Y.

Newburgh, New York, USA
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View from Washington Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y.


Newburgh, New York, USA
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Cottage Life (Millers Grove) Orange Lake, Newburgh, N.Y.

Newburgh, New York, USA
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Broadway, Newburgh, N.Y.
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  • News  1868 - A little boy three years of age, son of Mrs. William Locke, of Newburgh, N. Y.,
    while in the garden a few days ago was pursued by a large skunk. The animal fastened itself on the child's arm, and commenced chewing away at its... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - The reformed Presbyterian Synod, in session at Newburgh, N. Y.,
    recently passed resolutions deploring the desecration of the Sabath by the Postoffice Department. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 5, 1869
  • News  1879 - A schoolmistress in Newburgh, N. Y., was arrested for whipping a boy.
    She proved the boy bad, and, instead of having to pay $2,000 she secured a verdict of $25 against the boy's parents for the annoyance of arrest. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 25, 1879
  • News  1894 - ACCIDENTS ON TROLLEY ROADS. - Five Persons Hurt at Newburg
    NEWBURG, July 4. - A trolley care here to-night struck a wagon containing five persons, only one of whom escaped injury.

    The injured... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Newburgh, a township (town) of Orange co., N.Y. Pop. in 1900, 4246. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1948 - 3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.
    NEWBURGH, (AP) - Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as... Read MORE...

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