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Welcome to Washington Heights ...

Washington Heights is located in Orange County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Washington Heights: Washington Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Washington Heights is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Washington Heights ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

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

Communities Also Named Washington Heights ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Washington Heights: This one is located in Orange County and the other is located in New York County.

Beyond New York, there are 23 communities that are also named Washington Heights - they are located in Alabama, Delaware (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), New Jersey, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Washington Heights.

Communities near Washington Heights ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Washington Heights.

  • Newburgh [Orange County]
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    • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Washington Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 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
  • Warwick [Orange County]
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    • Warwick [Orange County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Washington Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,096 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Palm Tree [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Tree
    • Palm Tree [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Tree
  • Kiryas Joel [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiryas Joel
    • Kiryas Joel [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,953 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiryas Joel
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Windsor [Orange County]
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      • New Windsor [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
    • Montgomery [Orange County]
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      • Montgomery [Orange County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Monroe [Orange County]
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      • Monroe [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Blooming Grove [Orange County]
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      • Blooming Grove [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Grove
    • Thompson [Sullivan County]
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      • Thompson [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
    • Goshen [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen

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 Washington Heights. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington Heights.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Washington Heights. 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 Washington Heights.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington Heights ...

Looking for more information about Washington Heights? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Washington Heights, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Washington Heights.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington Heights. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Washington Heights) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Washington Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washington HeightsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4701, Longitude: -74.4157       In this case, the coordinates for Washington Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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