Dutchess County, New York

Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 280 150 inhabitants and a population density of 135 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Poughkeepsie.


It was named after Maria Beatrice of Modena, Duchess of York ( Duchess of York), second wife of the future King James II, who was still 1683 Duke of York.


The county has an area of 2,138 square kilometers, of which 62 square kilometers of water surfaces. The largest lake in the county is the 102 -acre Whaley Lake, a natural lake, which has now been extended to a water tank. The second largest lake in the County is the 47 -acre Sylvan Lake, a former quarry. The 30 -acre Thompson Pond is of glacial origin and was declared with the surrounding Stissing Mountain in 1973 to a National Natural Landmark. The highest lake in the county is the 389 m high Beacon Reservoir, which is located southeast of the North Beacon Mountain.

Cities and towns

  • Amenia
  • Arlington
  • Beacon
  • Beekman
  • Brinckerhoff
  • Clinton
  • Crown Heights
  • Dover Plains
  • Dover
  • East Fishkill
  • Fairview
  • Fishkill
  • Haviland
  • Hillside Lake
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hyde Park
  • La Grange
  • Milan
  • Millbrook
  • Millerton
  • Myers Corner
  • Northeast
  • Pawling
  • Pine Plains
  • Pleasant Valley
  • City of Poughkeepsie
  • Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Red Hook
  • Red Oaks Mill
  • Rhinebeck
  • Spackenkill
  • Staatsburg
  • Stanford
  • Tivoli
  • Union Vale
  • Wappinger
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Washington