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Town of Warwick & Sugar Loaf, NY

2018 - 240th Anniversary of the Great Chain Across the Hudson forged at Sterling Iron Works!



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The following is a partial list of books about Warwick and Orange County history that are full text and in a PDF format you can download to your computer or device; you can find links to more ebooks and e-documents in the Warwick Heritage Database.

Basics: Short Histories of the Warwick Valley:

General Orange County History:

Warwick  & Sugar Loaf Specific Works:

  • Bellvale Rising Star by Thomas Burt (newspaper published 1 year about Bellvale, 1889)
  • Black Jacob by A. D. Eddy. The inspiring life story of Jacob Hodges of Sugar Loaf, who was coerced into the murder of Richard Jennings, then reformed.
  • History of Orange County by Ruttenber & Clark (1881; Warwick chapter only)
  • Memoirs of Hon. Nathaniel Jones U.S. House of Representatives 1837-1841, lived in Warwick, many local anecdotes.
  • Report of the Trial of The Murderers of Richard Jennings; pamphlet from the collection of the archive of the Warwick Historical Society (1819; murder occurred in Sugar Loaf)
  • Under Old Rooftrees by Eliza Benedict Hornby (1908).  Collection of facts and stories about Warwick Valley life in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Lifestyles, weather, weddings, slaves, folkways, etc.
  • Warwick Woodlands  by Frank Forester (Henry William Herbert).  Classic field sports/hunting narrative, 1840s.