Greenville, Orange County, New York

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Greenville is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 3,800 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Greenville is located along the south town line, which is also the state line.

Unique among Orange County towns, Greenville has neither cities nor villages, and most of the communities are small clusters of houses (Residents of the town get their mail through the Port Jervis or Middletown post office). There is periodic talk of naming Greenville as a hamlet, near Exit 2 off Interstate Highway 84, which features the town's firehouse, a deli and a few other businesses.

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History

The oldest settlement in Greenville is Smiths Corners, named after Elijah Smith, and founded at the end of the Revolutionary War.when Bushville was still an important community in the town.The town was first established in 1750 as semi-Colonial. Building began again 1754 then ceased when money from the Crown was revoked. building did not begin again until the late 1790s. Greenville historical has been considered located in Black foote/Cherokee territory though an American semi-colonial town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79.1 km²), of which, 30.3 square miles (78.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.85%) is water.

US 6, Grand Army of the Republic Highway, is an important east-west highway. Interstate 84 parallels US 6 across the town.

The south town line is the state line of New Jersey.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,800 people, 1,243 households, and 1,024 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.6 people per square mile (48.5/km²). There were 1,365 housing units at an average density of 45.1/sq mi (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% White, 1.26% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.47% of the population.

There were 1,243 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.34.

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