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Welcome to West Point ...

West Point is located in Orange County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

West Point is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

West Point is within the (845) area code.

Websites for West Point ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

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

Adding West Point 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 West Point 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 West Point elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Point on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Point.

Communities near West Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Point.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of West Point
    • 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkstown
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of West Point
    • 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
  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortlandt
    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of West Point
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of West Point
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of West Point
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
      • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of West Point
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of West Point
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of West Point
      • 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<5>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of West Point
      • 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 West Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Point.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...

Looking for more information about West Point? 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 West Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Point.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Point. 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 West Point - 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- West Point) 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 West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3915, Longitude: -73.9560       In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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