Lutheran/Van Ness Street intersection to be named for city’s first Black homeowners

Posted 9/14/22

Newburgh City Council approved the resolution to name the intersection of Lutheran and Van Ness St. in honor of Nathaniel and Rebecca Youngblood of the City of Newburgh.

According to council …

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Lutheran/Van Ness Street intersection to be named for city’s first Black homeowners

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Newburgh City Council approved the resolution to name the intersection of Lutheran and Van Ness St. in honor of Nathaniel and Rebecca Youngblood of the City of Newburgh.

According to council documents, the Youngbloods met during their teenage years working in Milton. After marrying and having a son, they moved to the City of Newburgh and became the first Black family to buy and own property on Lutheran St. The Youngbloods were employed at West Point for a time and helped others find employment there, some of whom still remain employed to this day.

A ceremony in their honor will be held at a later date in coordination with the city and the Youngblood family. A copy of the resolution will be sent to the Youngblood family.

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