Latitude: 41.6094

Longitude: -73.7086

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Beekman, New York

The clickable maps and pictures further below illustrate data related to Beekman, New York. Beekman is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The population was 14,621 at the 2010 census. The name is from Henry Beekman, an early land owner.


The "Beekman" name became attached to the area in 1697, from Henry Beekman, a Kingston native, who had numerous land stakes in Dutchess County. The town had also been occupied by the Wappinger Indians, before the first European settlers arrived around 1710. The Beekman Patent, granted to Beekman in 1697, was the second largest land holding in Dutchess County. In 1737, Beekman became an official Precinct and local government was erected. 1788 was the initial period of establishing towns and counties in the newly independent state of New York, but parts were removed subsequently to form other towns. Beekman contributed part of its territory to the newer Towns of La Grange (1821) and Union Vale (1827). Iron ore extraction and smelting were important in the early economy. The Beekman Patent was a feudal manor until after the Revolution. Residents could only lease the land and pay rent in wheat, fat fowls and work on roads. The series Settlers of the Beekman Patent chronicles the lives of all residents there in the 18th century.

Beekman saw its first place of worship shortly thereafter, a Lutheran Church located off Beach Rd, was frequented by German emigrants. The Quaker family, well known in the area for being one of the initial settlers, created a meeting house in 1771 in Gardner Hollow, named the Apoquague Preparative Meeting. The church attracted most of the population at the time, and those who did not worship there frequented St. Denis Church, a Catholic Church, just beyond the East Fishkill border.

Late 19th century

Beekman began its "boom" in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the communities of Sylvan Lake, Beekmanville and Clove Valley were in the active mining business. Many townsfolk that settled in town during this time were Irish men, escaping the Potato Famine and sent their families to Beekman as well, which was the beginning of diversity in Beekman. However, the mining industry died out in the late 19th century, with very few remains today. The most notable one, the "Beekman Furnace" is still intact on Furnace Road, just off of Clove Valley Road.

Beekman in the 20th Century

After the demise of the mining business in the late 19th century, Beekman saw another boom in the 20th century, with housing developments such as Dalton Farms, the first gas stations, and construction of the first supermarket in town, Shoprite(now Stop & Shop), signalling a big boom.

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Sylvan Lake, New York (2.16 km)

Sylvan Lake is an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of Beekman, New York, United States. It is named after the lake it sits on, which was formed during the Ice Age. The early Indians originally named it "poughquag" which means "round body of water". A smaller lake known as Hidden Lake is where Daniel Delany, in the late 19th century, discovered iron ore and made his fortune. He eventually bought the adjacent property which was the entire shoreline of Sylvan Lake and rebuilt St. Denis church for the town.

Sylvan Lake (New York) (2.71 km)

Sylvan Lake is located next to the community by that name in the Town of Beekman, New York, United States. It is the deepest and second-largest lake in Dutchess County. It is a popular local recreation spot. Many summer camps are located along it, as well as a large private campground. Geography It is an irregular rounded shape, with a surface area, located near the town's southwestern border with East Fishkill. High unnamed hills rise to to its northeast, above the lake. The unincorporated hamlet of Sylvan Lake is located to its southeast and east.

Green Haven Correctional Facility (3.32 km)

Green Haven Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison in New York, United States, affectionately know as " junior Gladiators school ". The prison is located in the Town of Beekman in Dutchess County. The New York State Department of Correctional Services lists the address as Route 216, Stormville, NY 12582. This prison housed New York's death row during the time the state briefly had the death penalty (but never used it) in the post-Furman era. New York's electric chair "old sparky" was moved here from the Ossining prison.

Stormville Airport (4.12 km)

Stormville Airport is a public airport located one mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of Stormville, a hamlet located within the Town of East Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York, USA. This general aviation airport covers and has one runway. It is no longer used as an airport. It now hosts the Stormville Flea Market several times a year. Stormville is a privately owned, public use airport. Pete and Rose O'Brien ran the airport until their retirement. The current owner is their daughter Patricia Carnahan.

Jackson Creek (Sprout Creek) (6.85 km)

Jackson Creek is an tributary of Sprout Creek in Dutchess County, New York. Via Sprout Creek and Fishkill Creek, water from Jackson Creek flows to the Hudson River. Jackson Creek's subwatershed covers of land. Course Jackson Creek rises in the town of Union Vale. It flows southwestward and receives a small creek from the right bank. Passing through relatively rural land, the creek receives a larger creek from its left bank and abruptly turns westward.

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