Introduction to Monroe, New York

Monroe, New York, in Orange county, is 27 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 41 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Monroe History

Monroe was organized in 1799, as the Dutch were the first European settlers in the area. Soon after, many English families from Long Island were drawn to the area, and started using it for farming purposes. The Town of Monroe was originally known as Chesekook, but it was later renamed in honor of President James Monroe. Monroe was incorporated as a village on July 30, 1894.

Monroe and nearby Attractions

  • Museum Village
  • Goosepond Mountain State Park
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Palisades Interstate Park

Things To Do In Monroe

Monroe is home to the Museum Village. This living history museum houses artifacts reflecting 19th century life in this area. At the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, visitors can view collections of photographs, fine art, trophies and memorabilia. The Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the site where Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated the British forces in the Revolutionary War. Palisades Interstate Park, Storm King State Park and Harriman State Park are the local parks.

Monroe Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Monroe Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Orange County Community College.

Monroe Almanac

County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes10950
P.O. Box Zip Codes10949
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.33
Approximate Longitude-74.19

Monroe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance12 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Monroe Public Libraries

Monroe Free Library
Monroe, New York
(845) 783-4411

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Monroe Public Schools

Greenwood Lake Middle School
1247 Lakes Rd
ZIP: 10950
(845) 782-8678
Total Enrollment 303
Kiryas Joel Village School
1 Dinev Rd
ZIP: 10950
(845) 782-7510
Total Enrollment 149
North Main Street School
212 N Main St
ZIP: 10950
(845) 460-6800
Total Enrollment 558
Pine Tree Elementary School
156 Pine Tree Rd
ZIP: 10950
(845) 460-6900
Total Enrollment 833

Monroe Private Schools

Bnai Yoel School
411 County Route 105
ZIP: 10949
Total Enrollment 1800
Sacred Heart School
26 Still Rd
ZIP: 10950
Total Enrollment 232
Sheri Torah V'yoel Moshe
25 Larkin Dr
ZIP: 10950
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1897
St Paul Christian Education Center
21 Still Rd
ZIP: 10950
Total Enrollment 32
United Talmudical Academy Of Kiryas Joel
55 Forest Rd
ZIP: 10950
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5840
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