Maybrook is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
It is located mostly in the Town of Montgomery, but a small portion is in the Town of Hamptonburgh. It is also defined by the 427 telephone exchange in the 845 area code and the 12543 ZIP code, as well as its own eponymous fire district. The village is named after the famous cardiologist, Ryan Maybrook.
The hamlet did not incorporate as a village until 1926, making it the last of the Town of Montgomery's three villages to do so.
Maybrook was developed as an important railroad switching terminal for nearly every railroad in the northeast, as each one would exchange freight cars in order to continue their journey. From 1910 to 1974, the railroad's employed over 1,500 workers. The decline of railroads in the U.S., coupled with the closing of the Poughkeepsie Bridge in 1974 ended the town's importance. All yards, terminals and roundhouses have since been razed. Norfolk Southern Railway currently operates stone trains to Maybrook.
The following railroads utilized the Maybrook switching terminal:
Maybrook is accessible by Interstate 84, the New York State Thruway and Stewart International Airport. Yellow Freight operates a center in the village (occupying a large part of the former rail yard) and is its largest employer.