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Orange County is in southeastern New York State, directly north of the New Jersey-New York border, west of the Hudson River, east of the Delaware River and northwest of New York City.

Orange County is the only county in New York State which borders both the Hudson and Delaware Rivers.

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Main Industries: Velveeta and Liederkranz Cheese were established in Monroe. Monroe is also the location of the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. The County is home to the Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop featured on The Discovery Channel television series American Chopper.

The county is served by Stewart International Airport, located two miles west of Newburgh, New York. Ground transportation is provided primarily by New Jersey Transit, Short Line Bus, and Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line.

Land: Orange County is where the Great Valley of the Appalachians finally opens up and ends. The western corner is set off by the Shawangunk Ridge. The area along the Rockland County border (within Harriman and Bear Mountain state parks) and south of Newburgh is part of the Hudson Highlands. In the southern portion of the county the Wallkill valley expands into a wide glacial lake bed known as the Black Dirt Region for its fertility. The highest point is Schunemunk Mountain, at 1,664 feet (507 m) above sea level.

Education: Orange County is home to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and Orange County Community Colleges are the post-secondary insitutions in the county.

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Elected Officials
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County Executive - Steven M. Neuhaus

Chair, County Legislature - L. Stephen Brescia

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(845) 291-4000

40 Matthews Street Suite 104 Goshen, NY 10924