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History of Cornwall-on-Hudson

Cornwall-on-Hudson is a small village located in Orange County, New York, in the United States. The village is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River and is known for its picturesque setting and historic architecture.

The area that is now Cornwall-on-Hudson was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Wappinger and Munsee peoples. In the 17th century, Dutch and English settlers began to establish farms and settlements in the area.

During the American Revolution, Cornwall-on-Hudson was an important strategic location. The Hudson River was a vital transportation route for the Continental Army, and the village was a key location for the construction and maintenance of warships. The area was also the site of several skirmishes between American and British forces.

In the 19th century, Cornwall-on-Hudson became a popular tourist destination. The village's scenic location and historic architecture attracted wealthy New Yorkers, who built summer homes and established a thriving cultural scene. Many of these historic homes and buildings still stand today, and the village is designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, Cornwall-on-Hudson is a small, tight-knit community with a population of around 3,000 residents. The village is known for its natural beauty, historic architecture, and a strong sense of community.

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