Putnam Valley, New York

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Putnam Valley is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 10,686 at the 2000 census. Its location is northeast of New York City.

The Town of Putnam Valley is in the southwest part of Putnam County. Putnam Valley calls itself the "Town of Lakes".

Putnam Valley is the birthplace of actor Tom Welling, best known for his role as Clark Kent in the TV series Smallville. David Amram resided in Putnam Valley for many decades, as did Jim Steinman and Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Real estate mogul Donald Trump bought land in Putnam Valley and later donated it to the State; in 2006 this parcel was renamed Donald J. Trump State Park.

The Sopranos episode "Soprano Home Movies" in season 6 was shot on Lake Oscawana. Malcolm X was also filmed here, as well as the highway chase scene in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

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History

In 1697, the Highland Patent was granted to Adolph Philipse. The first settlers arrived around 1740.

The Town of Putnam Valley incorporated in 1839 as the "Town of Quincy", when it was separated from the Town of Philipstown, and it took the name "Putnam Valley" in 1840 as a result of inhabitants being unfavorably impressed with John Quincy Adams.

In 1861, a small part of the Town of Carmel was added to Putnam Valley.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.0 square miles (111.4 km²) of which 41.4 square miles (107.2 km²) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) (3.72%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Westchester County.

The Taconic State Parkway passes through eastern part of the town.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[1], there were 10,686 people, 3,676 households and 2,874 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.2 per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 4,253 housing units at an average density of 102.7/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.54% White, 1.60% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 1.28% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.

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