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When Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River in 1609, laying claim to the valley for the Dutch Crown, the east bank of the river had been home for centuries to the Wappinger Indians and other members of the Algonquin Federation. They called one of their encampments Poughkeepsie, "the reed-covered lodge by the little water place."

In 1683, the colonial assembly established the twelve original counties of New York. Dutchess was among them, named after Mary of Modena, then Duchess of York and wife of the future King James II of England.

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  • Dutchess County was created in 1683.

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  • Until 1713, Dutchess was administered by Ulster County. On October 23, 1713 Queen Anne gave permission for Dutchess County to elect its own officers from among their own population including a Supervisor, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and Treasurer.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Dutchess county
    Dutchess, a county in the E. S. E. part of New York, has an area of about 816 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by the State of Connecticut, and...Read MORE...


  • Dutchess County, New York, USA
    Methodist Church showing Mt. Beacon, Matteawan, N.Y.
  • 1895 - Dutchess county
    Dutch’ess, a southeastern county of New York, bordering on Connecticut, has an area of about 853 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by the Hudson...Read MORE...


  • Dutchess County, New York, USA
    Birds Eye View of Bennett School and Grounds, Millbrook, N.Y.
  • Dutchess County, New York, USA
    Birds Eye View looking West from Court House, Poughkeepsie, New York


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Methodist Church showing Mt. Beacon, Matteawan, N.Y.

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Birds Eye View of Bennett School and Grounds, Millbrook, N.Y.

Dutchess County, New York, USA
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Birds Eye View looking West from Court House, Poughkeepsie, New York
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  • Dutchess County was created in 1683.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Until 1713, Dutchess was administered by Ulster County. On October 23, 1713 Queen Anne gave permission for Dutchess County to elect its own officers from among their own population including a Supervisor, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and Treasurer.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Dutchess county
    Dutchess, a county in the E. S. E. part of New York, has an area of about 816 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by the State of Connecticut, and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Dutchess county
    Dutch’ess, a southeastern county of New York, bordering on Connecticut, has an area of about 853 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by the Hudson... Read MORE...

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