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"THIS IS A SMALL CITY THAT IS ROOTED IN

HISTORY."

 

Port Jervis is a historic river city that sits along the Delaware River in western Orange County, New York. The city is a major part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway and serves as the Gateway to the Upper Delaware River. Port Jervis once functioned as a major port between the D & H Canal and the Delaware River which use to supply coal to New York and Philadelphia.

 

Port Jervis is one of the last major stops off of the NJ Transit line, which was once home to the Historic Erie Turntable. The city sits directly across the Delaware River from Matamoras, Pennslyvania which is a short walk over the Mid-Delaware Bridge. The old downtown of Port Jervis remains partially vacant due to the loss of the small retail shop business in favor of big box stores in Matamoras. Despite the loss of business, the city still sees a large volume of cars and remains a major thruway for traffic. The city has a an incredible amount of beautiful, historic building stock that can be (and currently is being) restored and redeveloped.