About This Place
Port Jervis is a city in Orange County, New York. The population was 8,860 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
The communities of Deerpark, Huguenot, Sparrowbush, and Greenville are adjacent to Port Jervis. The towns of Montague, New Jersey and Matamoras, Pennsylvania face the city across the respective state borders. Port Jervis is the last stop on the 95-mile-long (151 km) Port Jervis Line, which is a commuter railroad service from Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City that is contracted to NJ Transit by the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company. The line itself continues on to Binghamton and Buffalo, but passenger service beyond Port Jervis was discontinued in 1966.
From late spring to early fall many thousands of travelers pass through Port Jervis while on their way to enjoying rafting, kayaking and canoeing activities.