Millbrook, New York

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Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 1,429 at the 2000 census. It is considered one of the wealthiest towns in the State of New York and is often thought of as a rural and more low-key version of the Hamptons.[citation needed] The main street, Franklin Avenue, is home to many of the village's main eateries, stores, and landmarks, including the public library. The Village of Millbrook is near the center of the Town of Washington. Until April 2008, US Route 44 passed through the village, but it was rerouted through what was route 44A. The road through the town is now unsigned reference route 984P.

Millbrook is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.



Millbrook was settled by Quakers in the middle eighteenth century. What now comprises the village originally had two areas of settlement, Hart's Village and the hamlet of Mechanic. The area known as Hart's Village was centered around the grist mill along the East Branch of the Wappinger Creek off of Hart's Village Road. The building still stands today, and has been converted to an apartment building. The Hamlet of Mechanic is now known as South Millbrook, and is located near the junction of NY route 343 and Old Route 82 (Dutchess County route 111), where the turn monument is.

The village is from the Great Nine Partners Patent, and a street and burial ground at the south east edge of town now bear the name. Prior to the Revolutionary War, what is now known as the Town of Washington was called the Charlotte Precinct.

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