Millerton is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States with a listed population of 958 after the completion of the 2010 census. The village was named after Sidney Miller, a railroad contractor who helped the people of that area with the introduction of the railroad system near
Even with a smaller size and population, Millerton is an interesting location for inter-state relations as it is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area of New York as well as the larger New York-Newark-Bridgeport NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
Millerton was named one of "The Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine in 2007, and has been featured in the New York Times article "Williamsburg on the Hudson", which are paraphrased in the History section.
A community in Millerton was formed after 1851, and the Village of Millerton's incorporation occurred in 1875.
Millerton's life cycle is explained in the before-mentioned New York Times article "Williamsburg on the Hudson" from the perspective of a lifelong-citizen, Phil Terni, who has lived in Millerton for 65+ years. Terni describes Millerton's early prosperity as "an agricultural crossroads with three hotels served by three railroads", and then described the village's decline as the milk processing plant had shut down and the farms had started dying off as being "toward irrelevance".
Millerton's revival as "a rural village with urban influences from nearby towns and boroughs" is shown through the vibrant arts, culture and new small businesses along US 44.