Sugar Loaf, New York


Sugar Loaf, New York

Sugar Loaf is a hamlet in Orange County, New York, United States. It is located in the Town of Chester.

History

Sugar Loaf, New York was founded in the 1730s as a waypoint along King's Highway, providing supplies and horses to travellers.It draws its name from its similarity to a peak in northern England. By the early 19th century, Sugar Loaf was a saloon community. Hambletonian 10, the sire of all American standardbred horses, was born in Sugar Loaf in 1848.America's first murder-for-hire occurred on "Calamity Corners", at the intersection of Pine Hill and Hambletonian Roads.Fact|date=September 2008

Throughout the remainder of the 19th century, and for most of the 20th century, Sugar Loaf remained a quiet, pastoral hamlet with renown for bawdy Apple-Jack saloons and later, during Prohibition, speakeasies for the enjoyment of countless jazz-age revelers en route to the Glenmere estate on Pine Hill Road, on Glenmere lake.Fact|date=September 2008

Geography

Sugar Loaf is a hamlet of roughly 6 miles length and 5 miles width. It extends from Chester's Durland Hill, near the Chester Library, west into the town of Warwick, into the hamlet of Bellvale. [ [http://www.sugarloafny.org Sugar Loaf Historical Society] , inc. 2007, NYS Education Dep't.] There is a post office at the northeast end of the village. The Village of Sugar Loaf lies within the Town of Chester, and hence shares its area code and exchange, 845, 469. The greater Hamlet extends into Warwick, as well 845, 986. The Hamlet of Sugar Loaf predates the later Town Of Chester, and it was originally administered under the Town Of Warwick. Proponents of the annexation of Sugar Loaf back to Warwick cite this precedent administration.Fact|date=September 2008

References

External links

* [http://www.sugarloafny.org Sugar Loaf Historical Society]


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