Newburgh, New York, USA - 1895 - Newburg
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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