Mabbettsville, New York

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Mabbettsville, New York
Hamlet
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
Elevation696 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]

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]