Most of the cities along New York State’s Hudson River, north of New York City, existed for over a century before the Hedges, Larwells, Newman, and other families made their way to what is now Richland County. That said, the stories of prolonged economic decline and hoped-for revitalization in that part of the Empire State are something that 21st century Mansfielders would recognize.
Welcome to Newburgh
Some 60 miles north of New York City and 90 miles south of Albany is the city of Newburgh. Newburgh’s steeped history includes a stint as the headquarters for General George Washington’s Continental Army. The modern city is increasingly diverse, with strong Afircan-American and Latino communities.More…