Mabbettsville, New York

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Mabbettsville, New York
map from the New illustrated atlas of Dutchess County, New York, published by H.L. Kochersperger in 1876
map from the New illustrated atlas of Dutchess County, New York, published by H.L. Kochersperger in 1876
Mabbettsville is located in New York
Mabbettsville
Mabbettsville
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyDutchess
TownWashington
Named forJames Mabbett
Elevation
696 ft (212 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
Former nameFlikentown

Mabbettsville is a settlement in Dutchess County, New York, United States.[1] Located 2 miles (3 km) east of Millbrook in the town of Washington on U.S. Route 44,[2] it is approximately 85 miles (137 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]

Cover of a letter from James Mabbett of Mabbettsville to his brother Trueman, giving the sender's address as Mabbettsville (1846)

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, 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" (PDF). Land Use and Land Management. Washington Town Board. 12 June 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011. 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]