Sodom, New York

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Sodom is a hamlet in Putnam County, in the U.S. state of New York.[1]

History[edit]

According to one account, Sodom was so named on account of the rowdy character of its first inhabitants.[2] A variant name was "Southeast Center", also spelled "South East Centre".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sodom
  2. ^ Blake, William J. (1849). The History of Putnam County, N.Y.: With an Enumeration of Its Towns, Villages, Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, Ponds, Mountains, Hills, and Geological Features. Baker & Scribner. p. 292.