Ridgebury, New York

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Ridgebury, New York is one of the eight Hamlets in the town of Wawayanda, New York. The hamlet and its township are located in Orange County, New York, approximately 65 miles north of New York City.

The community's name originally was spelled "Ridgeberry", so named for the berries which grew on the ridge upon which the town site is located.[1][2]

In the spring of 2008, the area's natural bodies of water, including Catlin Creek and Ridgebury Lake, were infested with groups of Northern snakehead, a highly predatory fish that has recently been found unintentionally spreading around the United States. In Ridgebury, the snakeheads have been removed with poisoning by the DEC, and all water has been restocked with native species.[3]

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  1. ^ Eager, Samuel Watkins (1846). An Outline History of Orange County: Together with Local Tradition and Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Etc. T. E. Henderson. p. 415.
  2. ^ Headley, Russel (1908). The History of Orange County, New York. Van Deusen and Elms. p. 456.
  3. ^ "DEC restocks Ridgebury Lake, Snakeheads removed; food chain restored", 23, Oct. 2009, Times Herald-Record, Heather Yakin

Coordinates: 41°23′11″N 74°27′13″W / 41.38639°N 74.45361°W / 41.38639; -74.45361