Place:Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, United States

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NameHyde Park
TypeTown
Coordinates41.783°N 73.933°W
Located inDutchess, New York, United States
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Hyde Park is a town located in the western portion of Dutchess County, New York, United States, along the Hudson River and just north of the town of Poughkeepsie. Hyde Park is most famous for being the hometown of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His grandfather's home there, the Isaac Roosevelt House, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, as are the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt himself, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick William Vanderbilt, along with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.

Hyde Park is the location of the Culinary Institute of America, a residential college devoted to culinary and pastry arts.

The population was 21,571 at the 2010 census. US 9 passes through the town near the Hudson River.

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History

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Settlement of the region officially began around 1742, but may have begun as early as 1710. The name of the area was changed to "Hyde Park" around 1810. Previously, it was part of the Fauconnier Patent and was named "Stoutenburgh", after an early settler. Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697.


Dr. John Bard had called his estate "Hyde Park" in honor of Edward Hyde, who was Lord Cornbury and Governor of New York. In 1804 a tavern keeper whose business was slow named the tavern "Hyde Park Inn", much to the annoyance of Dr. Bard. Miller, the tavern keeper, applied for a post office to be located at his Inn, which was nothing unusual. The request was granted as the "Hyde Park Post office". Because the Post Office's name was "Hyde Park", and thus residents' mailing address was "Hyde Park", the area slowly started to be commonly called "Hyde Park". Finally, this caused a change of the settlement's name from Stoutenburgh to Hyde Park officially in 1812. Hyde Park was included in the Town of Clinton until 1821, when the town of Hyde Park was formed.

In 1900, the town's population was 2,806.

The town includes one of the many mansions of Frederick William Vanderbilt, now maintained as Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

The Roosevelt Family

Hyde Park is the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). His estate, Springwood, is the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service. Also on the site are his presidential library and museum.[1] Roosevelt used this residence throughout his life. FDR's historical house is now a museum that can be visited.

Val-Kill was the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is located about away from the home of FDR.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are both buried in the rose garden of the Springwood estate.

President Roosevelt's father, James Roosevelt, Sr., served a term as supervisor of the town of Hyde Park.

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  • Outstanding guide to Hyde Park family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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