Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

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Cornwall-on-Hudson is a riverfront village in Orange County, New York. The estimated population in 2007 was 3,066. The village was founded in 1609 by famed explorer Henry Hudson. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson lies on the west bank of the Hudson River about 50 miles north of New York City and 5 miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point, near the eastern border of the county. The village is within the northeast corner of the Town of Cornwall.

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History

The village was part of the Governor Dongan tract of 1685.

Cornwall-on-Hudson set itself off from the Town of Cornwall in 1885 by incorporating as a village.

People of note, past and present in Cornwall-on-Hudson

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