Welcome to the Village of Florida
Nestled in the southwest corner of New York state, the Village of Florida is as rich in history as the Black Dirt Region that surrounds it. Settled by immigrants in the early 1700’s, Florida began as a farming community and it was soon discovered that the soil was the perfect environment for onions!
It is the birthplace for notables such as Elijah Churchill, who, as a sergeant in the Connecticut Dragoons, received the first Purple Heart in 1783 from General George Washington. And, William Henry Seward, Governor of New York, Secretary of State for Presidents Lincoln and Johnson and the purchaser of “Seward’s Folly”, now known as Alaska. And, the renowned Jimmy Sturr, an American polka musician, trumpeter, clarinetist, saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album.
Our lovely community is also home to an eclectic array of fine eateries and unique shopping experiences, making it a fun and interesting place to visit.
Collection Site Closed
We are no longer accepting TV’s and other electronics at 45 Maple Ave. You can take them to the Orange County Landfill on Rt. 17M for a small fee.
The easiest way to find out about our Community Events is to go to our Community Calendar. Do you have an upcoming community event we should now about? Let us know!COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Read the two journals that will keep you informed about our community; The Florida Focus and the Warwick Valley Dispatch http://www.wvdispatch.com.
Credit: Village of Florida sign and logo by Susan Bemel