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Cornwall (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.

Cornwall is a town in the Orange County of New York. The town is located conveniently in the eastern part of the county, 50 miles to the north of New York City, and just 5 miles to the north of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Cornwall also shares a convenient topography in the valley formed by Schunemunk Mountain and the Hudson Highland ridges along the Hudson River.
Presently, the Cornwall town has a total area of 72.9 square kilometers, out of which 69.5 square kilometers of it is land and 3.5 square kilometers of it is water. The town is also growing as a great economic center owing to which the population has grown up to 12,307 inhabitants as of 2000 census.
According to the earliest received documentary, Cornwall traces its origin back to 1609 century when it was first visited by the explorer Henry Hudson. After this expedition, the Cornwall town saw settlement in 1788. Part of the east town line was formed by the Hudson River with Dutchess County, New York on the opposite shore.
Today, Cornwall encompasses the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as well as the historic hamlets of Bethlehem, Mountainville, Salisbury Mills, Canterbury and Idlewild. It also enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places in New York. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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