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Minisink, New York, USA

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.

First settled by Europeans around 1725, the jurisdiction was organized by Americans as a town in 1788 following the Revolutionary War. In the following decades, the Town of Minisink lost territory to newer towns: Deer Park (1798), Wawayanda (1849), and Greenville (1853). In 1871, the community of Unionville set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.
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Communities and locations in Minisink:
Johnson – A hamlet near the north town line on NY-284.
Laurel Hill – An elevation in the eastern part of Minisink.
Millsburg – a location near the north town line.
Unionville – The Village of Unionville is near the New Jersey border on highway NY-284.
Waterloo Mills – A hamlet northwest of Westtown.
Westtown – A hamlet north of Unionville on NY-284 on County Road 1.
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  • The Minisink Patent was granted in 1704

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Early settlers of Minisink
    Inman Walling was a settler. probably 1725-1730, by the Wallkill, east of present Westtown, and John 'Whitaker died in 1742 near where Unionville now ...Read MORE...


  • Minisink was organized by Americans as a town in 1788
    First settled by Europeans around 1725, the jurisdiction was organized by Americans as a town in 1788 following the Revolutionary War. In the...Read MORE...


  • The first town meeting after the town of Minisink was organized, took place at the house of John Van Tuyl, April 1, 1789.
    Its territory then covered the three towns, and that house supposed to he the old stone house now in Greenville, on the former Jonathan Van Tuyl...Read MORE...


  • The first incorporated company to do business in the town was the Goshen and Westtown Turnpike Company, chartered June I, 1812.
    consisting of Reuben Hopkins, Freegift Tuthill, Benjamin Strong, Stephen Jackson, James Carpenter, D. M, Westcott, "and such other persons as they...Read MORE...


  • 1835 - Minisink
    In 1835, ten years after the town of Calhoun (Mount Hope) had been set off, the remainder of the territory in old Minisink had 4,439 inhabitants, and ...Read MORE...


  • 1850 - Minisink
    In 1850 the town of Wawayanda was taken off, and in 1853 the town of Greenville. In 1855, by the first census after their elimination, this town had...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Minisink
    Minisink, a post-township in the W. part of Orange co., N. Y., on the Erie railroad. It has a small village of the same name.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1868 - Railroad - The Middletown, Unionville & Watergap Railroad Company was incorporated and completed ready for business by June 10, 1868, from Unionville to Middletown.
    The History of Orange County, New York
    Edited by: Russel Headley
    Published by: Van Deusen and ELms
    Middletown, New York, 1908

  • The town of Minisink was bonded in 1869, for $75,000 to aid in extending the New York Midland Railroad from Unionville farther south.
    This has not been paid in full yet. The sum of $3,280 was ordered to be raised by tax on the town of Minisink by the board of supervisors on the 22nd ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Greenville / Minisink
    Greenville, or Min’isink, a post-village of Orange co., N.Y., in Greenville township, 5 miles E. of Port Jervis. It has 2 or 3 churches and 2...Read MORE...


  • Minisink, New York, USA
    First Ave., Unionville, N.Y., 1906
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Unionville, N.Y., 1906
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Unionville, N.Y., 1906
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Jeweler Timbrell's Juvenile Band, Unionville, N.Y.
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    East Main St., Unionville, N.Y., 1907
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Store & Post Office, Westtown, N.Y., 1907
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Main St., Unionville, N.Y., 1913
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Ravine, Unionville, N.Y.
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Farm Scene near Unionville, N.Y.
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Scene near Unionville, N.Y., 1931
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Greetings from Unionville, N.Y., 1935
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  • Minisink, New York, USA
    Presbyterian Church, Unionville, N.Y., 1949
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First Ave., Unionville, N.Y., 1906

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Unionville, N.Y., 1906

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Bird's Eye View of Unionville, N.Y., 1906

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Jeweler Timbrell's Juvenile Band, Unionville, N.Y.

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East Main St., Unionville, N.Y., 1907

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Store & Post Office, Westtown, N.Y., 1907

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Main St., Unionville, N.Y., 1913

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Ravine, Unionville, N.Y.

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Farm Scene near Unionville, N.Y.

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Scene near Unionville, N.Y., 1931

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Greetings from Unionville, N.Y., 1935

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Presbyterian Church, Unionville, N.Y., 1949

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  • The Minisink Patent was granted in 1704

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Early settlers of Minisink
    Inman Walling was a settler. probably 1725-1730, by the Wallkill, east of present Westtown, and John 'Whitaker died in 1742 near where Unionville now ... Read MORE...

  • Minisink was organized by Americans as a town in 1788
    First settled by Europeans around 1725, the jurisdiction was organized by Americans as a town in 1788 following the Revolutionary War. In the... Read MORE...

  • The first town meeting after the town of Minisink was organized, took place at the house of John Van Tuyl, April 1, 1789.
    Its territory then covered the three towns, and that house supposed to he the old stone house now in Greenville, on the former Jonathan Van Tuyl... Read MORE...

  • The first incorporated company to do business in the town was the Goshen and Westtown Turnpike Company, chartered June I, 1812.
    consisting of Reuben Hopkins, Freegift Tuthill, Benjamin Strong, Stephen Jackson, James Carpenter, D. M, Westcott, "and such other persons as they... Read MORE...

  • 1835 - Minisink
    In 1835, ten years after the town of Calhoun (Mount Hope) had been set off, the remainder of the territory in old Minisink had 4,439 inhabitants, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1850 - Minisink
    In 1850 the town of Wawayanda was taken off, and in 1853 the town of Greenville. In 1855, by the first census after their elimination, this town had... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Minisink
    Minisink, a post-township in the W. part of Orange co., N. Y., on the Erie railroad. It has a small village of the same name.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1868 - Railroad - The Middletown, Unionville & Watergap Railroad Company was incorporated and completed ready for business by June 10, 1868, from Unionville to Middletown.
    The History of Orange County, New York
    Edited by: Russel Headley
    Published by: Van Deusen and ELms
    Middletown, New York, 1908
  • The town of Minisink was bonded in 1869, for $75,000 to aid in extending the New York Midland Railroad from Unionville farther south.
    This has not been paid in full yet. The sum of $3,280 was ordered to be raised by tax on the town of Minisink by the board of supervisors on the 22nd ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Greenville / Minisink
    Greenville, or Min’isink, a post-village of Orange co., N.Y., in Greenville township, 5 miles E. of Port Jervis. It has 2 or 3 churches and 2... Read MORE...

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