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Welcome to Highland Falls ...

The village of Highland Falls is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Highland Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Highland Falls has a population of 3,829 people<3> (see below for details).

Highland Falls was established in 1906.

The community of Highland Falls is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Highland Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Highland Falls ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Highland Falls, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Highland Falls had an population of 3,829 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Highland Falls had a population of 3,900 people. This makes Highland Falls the county's 31st most populous community.

The population of Highland Falls represents 0.02% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 581st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,900 people, the population of Highland Falls increased 6.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,678 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Highland Falls.

Adding Highland Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Highland Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Highland Falls elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Highland Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Highland Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Highland Falls.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Highland Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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    • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Highland Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
  • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County]
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    • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Highland Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
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    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Highland Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,294 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortlandt
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ossining [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossining
      • Ossining [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossining
    • Haverstraw [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverstraw
      • Haverstraw [Rockland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
    • Yorktown [Westchester County]
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      • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Spring Valley [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<6>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Highland Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Highland Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Highland Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Highland Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Highland Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Highland Falls. See our Newspapers Page for Highland Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Highland Falls ...

Looking for more information about Highland Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Highland Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Highland Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Highland Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Highland Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Highland Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highland Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highland Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highland Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3644, Longitude: -73.9683       In this case, the coordinates for Highland Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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