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Port Jervis
Orange County, New York


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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Port Jervis is approximately 8,860 (2000), 8828 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,870 (1990), 3570 (2010).
The amount of land area in Port Jervis is 6.571 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Port Jervis is 2.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.46 sq kilometers.
The distance from Port Jervis to Washington DC is 212 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 100 miles. (as the crow flies)
Port Jervis is positioned 41.37 degrees north of the equator and 74.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Port Jervis per capita income is $ 11,509 (1989).
Port Jervis median income is $ 30,221 (1989).


in southeast New York, not far from New York City at the convergence of the States of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania .
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History & History Related Items

Port Jervis has always been a transportation center for the area. It was a stop on the Old Mine Road, the first 100 miles road in the country. It was also a port on the Delaware and Hudson Canal. The name for Port Jervis came from John B. Jervis, chief engineer of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. It was incorporated as a village in 1853 as Port Jervis. Finally, it was a center for the New York and Lake Erie Railroad.
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The settling of Port Jervis


The incorporation of Port Jervis

1853 (village), 1907 (city)


Port Jervis is also known as the River City and the Gateway to the Upper Delaware River.

Here is an information page for Port Jervis with lots of pictures and info.

Interesting facts about Port Jervis.

Learn more about Port Jervis at this interesting and informative site.
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Economy & Industry

Although the economy of the city has been dependent on the railroad for many years, during the last 50 years, that dependency has declined while manufacturing and light industry has increased in the area.
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Port Jervis City Government

City of Port Jervis

Port Jervis City Clerks Office
20 Hammond St
Port Jervis, NY 12771-2401
Phone: 845-858-4014

Port Jervis Chamber

Tri-State Chamber
5 South Broome St.
Port Jervis NY 12771
Phone: 845-856-6694
Fax: 845-856-6695

Port Jervis Organizations

Tri-State Chamber
5 South Broome St.
Port Jervis NY 12771
Phone: 845-856-6694
Fax: 845-856-6695

Port Jervis Libraries

Port Jervis Free Library
138 Pike St
Port Jervis, NY 12771-1808
Phone; 845-856-7313

Port Jervis Schools

Port Jervis City School District
9 Thompson St
Port Jervis, NY 12771-3042
Phone: 845-858-3175 Port Jervis


The population of Port Jervis was:
1980 - 8,699
1990 - 9,060
2000 - 8,860

Stephen Crane wrote his popular novel "The Red Badge of Courage" in Port Jervis

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