Mabbettsville, New York

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Mabbettsville, New York
hamlet
Mabbettsville, New York is located in New York
Mabbettsville, New York
Mabbettsville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°47′33″N 73°39′34″W / 41.79250°N 73.65944°W / 41.79250; -73.65944Coordinates: 41°47′33″N 73°39′34″W / 41.79250°N 73.65944°W / 41.79250; -73.65944
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Named for James Mabbett
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
Former name Flikentown

Mabbettsville is a settlement in Dutchess County, New York.[1] Located 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Washington on U.S. Route 44,[2] it is approximately 75 miles (121 km) north of New York City.

The settlement forms one of the most concentrated residential areas of the town,[3] and is the location of Town Park,[4] a baseball field – one of the few recreational areas to the east of Washington.[3] The settlement's main commerce is related to recreation, including dog kennels, antique shops, and a range of home and landscape occupations.[3]

History[edit]

The hamlet was previously named Flikentown after one of the Great Nine Partners.[5] The new name honours James Mabbett, a commission auctioneer who settled in the hamlet early in the 19th century.[5] In 1937 it consisted of a store, a garage, and a few houses.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mabbettsville, New York NY Community Profile". HomeTownLocator. HTL, Inc. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Town of Washington Cemeteries". Rootsweb. Ancestry.com. 6 February 2001. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Distribution of Land Use". Land Use and Land Management. Washington Town Board. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Town Seeks Concession Stand Vendor". Town of Washington News. Washington Town Board. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Workers of the Dutchess County Unit, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, Dutchess County, American Guide Series, William Penn Association, 1937, Philadelphia per [1]