East Fishkill, New York

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East Fishkill is a town on the southern border of Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 25,589 at the 2000 census.[1] The town name is derived from its formation from Fishkill, NY.[clarification needed]

Hudson Valley Research Park (formerly known as IBM East Fishkill) is located in the town, and houses 27 divisions and 4,700 regular employees for IBM Microelectronics.[2] IBM also has an advanced, automated processor fabrication facility, and is developing the "Cell" processor there.[citation needed]

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Real Estate

As the New York metropolitan area continues to expand along with the high price of housing, East Fishkill has become an exurb of New York City.[3]

History

One early settler arrived around 1759. The town of East Fishkill was established in 1849 from the eastern part of the town of Fishkill. The name "Fishkill" comes from that of the river which the Dutch settlers in the area called "Vis Kill" which means "Stream full of fish".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 57.3 square miles (148.5 km²), of which, 56.9 square miles (147.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Putnam County.

Interstate 84 and the Appalachian Trail pass across the town. The Taconic State Parkway runs north-south as well.

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