Hyde Park, New York
|Hyde Park, New York|
Hyde Park Dutch Reformed Church
Location of Hyde Park, New York
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||Aileen Rohr (D)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||39.9 sq mi (103.2 km2)|
|• Land||37.0 sq mi (95.7 km2)|
|• Water||2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)|
|Elevation||240 ft (73 m)|
|• Density||540/sq mi (210/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979090|
Hyde Park is a town located in the western portion of Dutchess County, New York, USA, along the Hudson River and just north of the town of Poughkeepsie. Hyde Park is most famous for being the hometown of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His grandfather's home there, the Isaac Roosevelt House, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, as are the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt himself, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick William Vanderbilt, along with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.
Hyde Park is the location of The Culinary Institute of America, a residential college devoted to culinary and pastry arts.
The population was 21,571 at the 2010 census. US 9 passes through the town near the Hudson River.
Settlement of the region officially began around 1742, but may have begun as early as 1710. The name of the area was changed to "Hyde Park" around 1810. Previously, it was part of the Fauconnier Patent and was named "Stoutenburgh", after an early settler. Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697.
Dr. John Bard had called his estate "Hyde Park" in honor of Edward Hyde, who was Lord Cornbury and Governor of New York. In 1804 a tavern keeper whose business was slow named the tavern "Hyde Park Inn", much to the annoyance of Dr. Bard. Miller, the tavern keeper, applied for a post office to be located at his Inn, which was nothing unusual. The request was granted as the "Hyde Park Post office". Because the Post Office's name was "Hyde Park", and thus residents' mailing address was "Hyde Park", the area slowly started to be commonly called "Hyde Park". Finally, this caused a change of the settlement's name from Stoutenburgh to Hyde Park officially in 1812. Hyde Park was included in the Town of Clinton until 1821, when the town of Hyde Park was formed. Right outside the town borders was the Hyde Park Railroad Station, used by many of the town residents, including the Roosevelts.
In 1900, the town's population was 2,806.
The Roosevelt Family
Hyde Park is the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). His estate, Springwood, is the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service. Also on the site are his presidential library and museum. Roosevelt used this residence throughout his life. FDR's historical house is now a museum that can be visited.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are both buried in the rose garden of the Springwood estate.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103 km2), of which, 37.0 square miles (96 km2) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it (7.25%) is water.
The Hudson River defines the west town line, which is at the border of Ulster County. Hyde Park also borders the town of Poughkeepsie to the south, Rhinebeck to the north, and Clinton and Pleasant Valley to the east.
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,851 people, 7,395 households, and 5,220 families residing in the town. The population density was 564.2 people per square mile (217.8/km²). There were 7,704 housing units at an average density of 208.5 per square mile (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.02% White, 4.25% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.
There were 7,395 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,870, and the median income for a family was $58,047. Males had a median income of $42,251 versus $28,176 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,260. About 4.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Hyde Park
- The Culinary Institute of America'— the primary branch of the culinary school, in the southern part of the town, between Route 9 and the Hudson River.
- East Park—A hamlet east of Hyde Park village.
- Haviland—A community in the southern part of the town.
- Hyde Park—The hamlet of Hyde Park is on Route 9 near the Hudson River.
- Mills State Park—Located along the Hudson River in Staatsburg hamlet. Built by Morgan Lewis and his wife, Gertrude Livingston. It is open to the public and includes house tours and hiking trails.
- Norrie State Park—Located in the northern part of the town, adjoining Mills State Park, and including Norrie Point marina, environmental center, and hiking trails.
- Poughkeepsie Yacht Club—Located along the Hudson River in Staatsburg hamlet.
- Staatsburg—A hamlet by the Hudson River in the northwest part of the town.
This is a list of notable people born, raised, living or have lived in the Town of Hyde Park or in a hamlet of the greater Hyde Park area at some point in their lives.†
Actors (film and television)
- Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson - Icelandic actor in film, television and advertising †
- Joseph Mazzello, actor known for his roles in Jurassic Park, The Pacific, and The Social Network
- Alice Provensen, renowned artist and children's books illustrator
- Martin Provensen, children's books illustrator and designer of the Kellogg's mascot, Tony the Tiger
- Perry Collins, visionary behind the Russian American Telegraph
- Beatrice Forbes, Countess of Granard, daughter of Ogden Mills and wife to Bernard Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard
- Bob Guccione, publisher, film producer
- Ogden Mills, financier, philanthropist, racehorse owner/breeder
- Gladys Mills Phipps, socialite and thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder who began the Phipps family dynasty in American horse racing
- Isaac Roosevelt, businessman and paternal grandfather of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- James Roosevelt I, businessman and father of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- John Aspinwall Roosevelt, businessman, US Navy Officer, Bronze Star recipient and son of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Frederick William Vanderbilt, businessman, philanthropist and railroad magnate
- John Besh, chef, restaurateur, author and television personality †
- Anne Burrell, chef and TV personality, host of the Food Network show Secrets of a Restaurant Chef †
- Jill Davie, Culinary Institute of America alumnus former contestant on The Next Iron Chef †
- Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill and Culinary Institute of America alumnus †
- Lynne Gigliotti, Culinary Institute of America graduate and former Top Chef conestant.
- Matthew Levin, Culinary Institute of America-trained celebrity chef †
- Anthony S. Riniti, known as "Chef Anton and an award winning pool trick shot artist, magician and chef†
- Michael Ruhlman, author, home cook and entrepreneur †
- L. Timothy Ryan, certified Master Chef and current president of the Culinary Institute of America†
- Marcel Vigneron, runner-up of the second season of Top Chef †
- Bryan Voltaggio, first chef to compete on both Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, runner up in both competitions †
- Lorena Hickok, journalist
- Rudolf Firkušný, Czech-born classical pianist
- Ed Summerlin, American composer, jazz saxophonist, and music educator
- Jeff Tyzik, conductor, arranger, and trumpeter with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
- Marion Dickerman, suffragist, educator, vice-principal of the Todhunter School
- Ernest I. Hatfield, member of the New York State Senate from 1948-64
- Morgan Lewis, American military commander during the Revolutionary War and 4th Governor of New York
- Maturin Livingston, early 19th century political figure and Recorder of New York City from 1804-06
- Gloanna W. MacCarthy, American Republican Party politician and former member of the New Jersey General Assembly
- Ogden L. Mills, lawyer, businessman and politician and former United States Secretary of the Treasury
- William Nelson, member of U.S. Congress from 1847-51
- James Kirke Paulding, American writer and former United States Secretary of the Navy from 1838-1841
- Edmund H. Pendleton, member of the United States House of Representatives from 1831–33
- Nathaniel Pendleton, 18th century lawyer and judge
- Eleanor Roosevelt, politician, diplomat, activist and longest-serving First Lady of the United States
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States from 1933-45
- Sara Roosevelt, mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Greg Quinn, farmer and activist partly responsible for the overturning of the New York state ban on the commercial cultivation of black currants
- Sue Serino, member of the New York State Senate
- John H. Selkreg, 19th-century American newspaper editor and former member of the New York State Senate from 1874-77
- J. Griswold Webb, member of the New York State Senate from 1923-34
- William W. Woodworth, former town supervisor and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1845-47
- Rob Zerban, businessman, Culinary Institute of America graduate and Democratic Party Congressional candidate†
- John Bard, Christian philanthropist; founder of Bard College
- Fr. James J. LeBar, Roman Catholic priest; chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of New York in the United States
- Bp. Donald Edmond Pelotte, third Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico†
Science and Medicine
- Samuel Bard, personal physician to George Washington; founded first medical school in New York
- Maunsell Crosby, well regarded ornithologist, writer, and farmer
- David Hosack, noted physician, botanist, and educator
- Wes Bialosuknia, former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association
- George Browne, professional baseball player from 1901-12; member of the 1905 World Series Champion New York Giants
- Craig Capano, former professional soccer player with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer
- Rube DeGroff, professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1905-06
- Ellen Roosevelt, three time U.S. National Championship tennis player between 1890 and 1893 and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- Grace Roosevelt, two time U.S. National Championship tennis player in doubles in 1891 and mixed doubles in 1889
- Steve Walker, former collegiate soccer player at Boston University, awarded All-America and Academic All-America honors †
- Brett Wilkinson, former member of the U.S. National Rowing Team who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Kyle Winter, former professional rugby player and member of the Indonesian National Rugby Team
- Hilary Masters, 20th century novelist
- Joan Slonczewski, microbiologist and science fiction writer
- Justin Taylan, author and World War II historian and founder of Pacific Wrecks
† Held residency in Hyde Park while working or receiving education
- "Plan Your Visit – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site". Nps.gov. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Nearby Attractions – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site". Nps.gov. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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