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Woodbury (T)

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Woodbury is a town and village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 9,460 at the 2000 census. The town of Woodbury is in the eastern part of the county. The Population is 10,851 as per 2005.
The town of Woodbury was incorporated in 1889. The town of Woodbury, which is comprised of the hamlets of Central Valley and Highland Mills and the area which was formerly known as the hamlet of Woodbury Falls. Woodbury had gone through numerous geographic and name changes prior to its incorporation in 1889. Until 1764, the area was part of an enlarged Goshen. In that year, Goshen was divided into two parts with Woodbury becoming part of Cornwall. Highland Mills was also known as Orange Post Office, but the residents changed it in 1824 with the present name most likely reflecting the watermills, flour and tannery businesses in the area.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.9 percent under the age of 18, 5.8 percent from 18 to 24, 31.4 percent from 25 to 44, 24.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 7.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
On August 11, 2006, residents voted overwhelmingly to incorporate all of the town save that portion in Harriman as the village of Woodbury, in order to better protect against annexations by the neighboring village of Kiryas Joel. The town of Woodbury is proud to provide two beautiful swimming and recreational facilities to the residents of the town. There are several baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts and a newly constructed roller hockey rink. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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