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Port Jervis (C)

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Port Jervis, is a United States city in Orange County in New York. The population was 8,860 at the 2000 census. The city has a total area of 7.0 square kilometers of which 6.6 square kilometers is land and 0.5 square kilometers is water. The first fully developed settlement in the area was established circa 1690 and a land grant of 4.8 square kilometers was formalized on October 14, 1697. Port Jervis was a port on the Delaware and Hudson canal and known as the river city. The city was named in honor of John B. Jervis, who was the chief engineer on the canal.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,860 people, 3,533 households and 2,158 families residing in the city. There were 3,533 households out of which 32.4 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9 percent were married couples living together, 15.6 percent had a female householder with no husband present and 38.9 percent were non families. The city of Port Jervis neighbors the point where the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania adjoin and the communities of Germantown and Huguenot are adjacent to Port Jervis.

The city provides endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals and the vacation features arts and museum district, waterfront restaurants and an entertaining nightlife. It also offers smooth sea breezes and endless blue skies with plentiful shopping and beautiful beaches. This place is regarded as a premier vacation destination and rated as top vacation spots in New York. Hence it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. The city has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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