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Haverstraw (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

The town of Haverstraw contains a village, also known as Haverstraw. It runs from the west to the east border of the county in its northern part. In 1609, the region was explored by Henry Hudson. A land purchase was made in this town in the year 1666 from local natives and confirmed as a patent in 1671. The town was formed in 1788. Haverstraw is a town in Rockland County, New York in United States. The population was 34,885 according to the 2005. The name comes from a Dutch word meaning Oat Straw, referring to the grasslands along the river. According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 71.4 square kilometers.
 In the town the population was spread out with 26.3 percent under the age of 18, 8.6 percent from 18 to 24, 31.2 percent from 25 to 44, 23.6 percent from 45 to 64 and 10.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. There are various communities and locations such as Camp Hill which is a hamlet near the south town line. Garnerville is a hamlet to the southwest of West Haverstraw and Harriman state park in the western part of the town.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. It has become a centre of industry, tourism, administration and culture. Recently the town has undergone major improvements.

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