Place:Florida, Orange, New York, United States

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NameFlorida
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.331°N 74.359°W
Located inOrange, New York, United States
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Florida is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,833 at the 2010 census estimates. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The village is located in the town of Warwick, with two small northern portions in the town of Goshen. Florida is at the convergence of Routes 17A, 25, and 94.

Florida has its own school district consisting of Golden Hill Elementary School and S.S. Seward Institute. The mascot for S.S. Seward Institute is a Spartan.

The current mayor is James R. Pawliczek, Sr., who was elected in March 2002.

History

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The area had been occupied by indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

The village was founded by Anglo-European colonists in 1760. It was incorporated in 1946.

Florida is in a farming area known for the vast onion fields (it calls itself the Onion Capital of the World) in the nearby Black Dirt Region.

WTBQ, Orange County's only independent radio station, was located in Florida from 1984 to 2007; the station's new studios in the Town of Warwick opened in November 2007.

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