Dutchess County, New York

Dutchess County is a county in New York, United States. It is in the Hudson Valley.

Dutchess County, New York
Map of New York highlighting Dutchess County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the USA highlighting New York
New York's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1683; 340 years ago (1683-11-01)[upper-alpha 1][upper-alpha 2]
Seat Poughkeepsie
Largest City Poughkeepsie
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

825 sq mi (2,137 km²)
796 sq mi (2,062 km²)
30 sq mi (78 km²),
 - (2020)
 - Density

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Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.dutchess.ny.us
Named for: Mary of Modena, Duchess of York

Dutchess County, New York Media


  1. "When, in 1682, Colonel Thomas Dongan was appointed Governor of the Province of New York, he was instructed to form a council of not more than ten of the 'most eminent Inhabitants' who were to assist him in the making of 'fit' laws. One of the first acts authorized by this council was the erection of twelve 'countyes,' on which Dutchess was one (November 1, 1683)."[1]
  2. "There were too few inhabitants of Dutchess at its erection for it to be represented separately in the General Assembly, so that it was provisionally attached to Ulster until 1713."[1]


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