Read about the early days of Newburgh.
Read about the European settlement that is Newburgh today.
Read about advancements to Newburgh by the Mid-18th Century.
A strategic spot for the defense of the young nation, Newburgh has been called the "birthplace of the republic."
Early 19th Century
In 1800, Newburgh incorporated as a village. The village doubled in population and doubled again in the first 40 years of the 1800s to nearly 6,000 residents.
The American taste for romantic design and picturesque landscape grew out of the influential writings of Newburgh's A. J. Downing. Downing published exemplary designs that inspired hundreds of country homes and landscapes throughout the country. His influence can be seen in numerous buildings and landscapes in the area.
Later 19th Century
The Civil War sparked an expansion of industry in the manufacture of critical supplies such as woolen blankets and cannon carriages in the late 19th Century.
Early 20th Century
As the 20th century dawned, Newburgh was thriving, with over 100 manufacturing plants. Newburgh industries were predominantly machine shops, shipbuilding yards, cloth manufactories, clothing design and production factories, brickyards, plaster works and shipping concerns.
The Post-War Years
As World War II ended, there was another building boom - the city's largest population of 32,000 was recorded in the 1950 census. The little airfield started to serve and train the young army air corps out of West Point became a major air force base and the center for the Northeast US air defense shield.
Later 20th Century
The biggest change to the central city was the move of the city "gate" from the Hudson to the highway during the late 20th Century.
Learn about restoration to the city.
Newburgh is not just any city for those looking to invest time and energy and money. It is a gem! It has the largest historic district in the state. It has beautifully designed planned neighborhoods like Washington Heights and Colonial Terraces. It has a great scenic park in Downing and a great recreational park in Delano Hitch.