Florida, Orange County, New York

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Florida is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,757 at the 2007 census estimates.[citation needed] 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 is located in the town of Warwick. Florida is at the convergence of Routes 17A, 25, and 94.

Florida has its own school district consisting of Golden Hill Elementary School and S.S. Seward Institute. The mascot for S.S. Seward Institute is a Spartan.

The current mayor is James R. Pawliczek, Sr., who was first elected in March 2002.

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History

Florida is known for its vast onion fields (it calls itself Onion Capital of the World) in the nearby Black Dirt Region, as well as being the birthplace of William H. Seward, the Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln who is remembered for his crusade to purchase Alaska from Russia. Florida is also home to the famous "Polka King"Jimmy Sturr.

WTBQ, Orange County's only independent radio station, was located in Florida from 1984 to 2007; the station's new studios in the Town of Warwick opened in November 2007.

The village was founded in 1760 and incorporated in 1946.

Geography

The village is west of Glenmere lake and east of Warwick, New York

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