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History of Beacon, New York, USA

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(Matteawan) (Fishkill Landing)

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Beacon, New York, USA

It became a city when the 17th-century villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing were united in 1913. The name was inspired by the fires that blazed atop Mount Beacon during the American Revolution to warn George Washington of British troop movements; the mountain was later a resort, and the Mount Beacon Incline Railway (operated 1901–72) ascended its west spur (1,540 feet [469 metres] above the river). Industrialization began after the War of 1812 when businessman John Jacob Astor and others built a cotton mill and foundry. Manufactures include clothing, hats, countertops, and rubber fabricated products; the city also is the home of one of the world’s largest art foundries.

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  • Beacon was settled by Europeans as the villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing in 1709

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  • 1854 - Fishkill
    Fisiikill, a post-township of Dutchess county. New York, on the Hudson river, opposite Newburg. It is intersected by the Hudson River railroad....Read MORE...


  • 1877 - Fishkill
    POPULATION, 15,785. - SQUARE ACRES, 59,848.

    FISHKILL was formed as a town March 7th, 1788. A part of Philipstown was annexed March 14th, 1806. A...Read MORE...


  • Beacon, New York, USA
    Methodist Church showing Mt. Beacon, Matteawan, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Fishkill on the Hudson / Fishkill Landing
    Fishkill on the Hudson, or Fishkill Landing, a post-village of Dutchess co., N.Y., on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg, about 1 mile W. of...Read MORE...


  • Beacon, New York, USA
    The Casino on Mt. Beacon
    Fishkill-On-The-Hudson, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Beacon, New York, USA
    Newburgh on Hudson, from Fishkill Landing, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Beacon was incorporated as a city in 1913, amalgamating the two villages as well as a small portion of the hamlet of Glenham from the town of Fishkill.

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  • 1916
    Beacon Hill, or Old Beacon, a mountain in Dutchess co., N.Y., near Fishkill, is one of the highest summits of the Hudson Highlands, having an...Read MORE...




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Methodist Church showing Mt. Beacon, Matteawan, N.Y.
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The Casino on Mt. Beacon
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Newburgh on Hudson, from Fishkill Landing, N.Y.
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  • Beacon was settled by Europeans as the villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing in 1709

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Fishkill
    Fisiikill, a post-township of Dutchess county. New York, on the Hudson river, opposite Newburg. It is intersected by the Hudson River railroad.... Read MORE...

  • 1877 - Fishkill
    POPULATION, 15,785. - SQUARE ACRES, 59,848.

    FISHKILL was formed as a town March 7th, 1788. A part of Philipstown was annexed March 14th, 1806. A... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Fishkill on the Hudson / Fishkill Landing
    Fishkill on the Hudson, or Fishkill Landing, a post-village of Dutchess co., N.Y., on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg, about 1 mile W. of... Read MORE...

  • Beacon was incorporated as a city in 1913, amalgamating the two villages as well as a small portion of the hamlet of Glenham from the town of Fishkill.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1916
    Beacon Hill, or Old Beacon, a mountain in Dutchess co., N.Y., near Fishkill, is one of the highest summits of the Hudson Highlands, having an... Read MORE...

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