BEEKMAN NY Real Estate
Beekman NY Real Estate for Sale includes the hamlets of Beekman, Clove Valley, Green Haven, the Green Haven Correctional Facility, Poughquag, the main business district of the town and home of Beekman town hall and Sylvan Lake formed during the ice age. Beekman NY is a town in southern Dutchess County, bordered on the south and east by the Town of Pawling and on the south and west by the Town of East Fishkill on the north by Union Vale. According to the U. S. Census for 2010, the town has a total area of 30.3 sq mi square miles and a population of 14,721 people. The median income for a household in the town was $65,610. The per capita income for the town was $26,437.
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In 1737, Beekman became a precinct and the first local government was formed. In 1788 the new State of New York was divided into counties and towns and we then became the Town of Beekman. By 1827, all the other original sections of the Beekman Patent were set off and what remained was what we know as the town limits today. Parts of it were removed subsequently to form the towns of La Grange (1821) and Union Vale (1827). Iron ore extraction and smelting were important in the early economy.
The original residents were said to be Wappingers Indians. Europeans started settling here in about 1710. Some of the earliest families were the Brills, Flaglers, DeLongs, Doughtys, Rogers, Dennisses, Dorlands, Sweets and others.
During the American Revolution, Beekman’s own hero was Col. James Vanderburgh of the Beekman Militia. Vanderburgh was a friend and confidant of General George Washington who visited the Vanderburgh homestead in Poughquag on a few occasions. One of the Vanderburgh children was named after the general. The homestead sat on the road between the Methodist Church and the turnoff to Route 55.
Beekman NY Real Estate
Beekman has always been a rural area. The town experienced its first ‘boom’ influx from the mid-1800’s to about 1900 when Sylvan Lake, Beekmanville and Clove Valley were all in the throes of an active mining enterprise. The industry brought both the railroad and huge numbers of people to Beekman. The new folks were mostly Irish men eager to escape the potato famine and who subsequently sent for their families to join them, thereby introducing an entire new culture into Beekman. After the demise of the mining business, Beekman NY Real Estate saw another boom in the 20th century, with housing developments and commercial construction. Today Beekman is one of the fastest growing towns in the entire country, very few farms are remaining as commercial industry takes shape in the town.
As one of the fastest growing towns in the entire country, we are seeing the demise of our farms and the filing in of open land with new houses and families. The issues are many and our town is facing changes which will alter the demographics and culture forever. As our town continues to grow, the history is being preserved by the Beekman Historical Society. Residents are urged to join us in this venture as we chronicle the tales and legends of our forefathers in this, our beautiful Town of Beekman.
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