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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founding Families

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Founding Families Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. Founding Families Marker
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Founding Families
Considered the oldest residence In the village, this house (1750) was known for generations as the Haight family homestead. Owned by Philip Hart, an early entrepreneur, it was purchased in 1795 by Ebenezer Mott, then sold to John Haight Jr. in 1802. The structure is actually two houses combined; one half was moved here when the Haight farm and apple orchard were developed to become Millbrook. Harts Village, an earlier hamlet named for the Hart family, was a busy manufacturing center farther along the road on the east branch of Wappingers Creek, which provided water power for several important and successful mills. This charming 1817 watercolor by Jonathan Thorne depicts the Philip Hart House, outbuildings, and one of his mills. Today Harts Village is part of the Village of Millbrook.

I Primi Residenti
Considerata la piu vecchia residenza del villaggio, questa casa (1750) era conosciuta da generazioni come la masseria della famiglia Haight. Originariamente posseduta da Philip Hart, fu acquistata nel 1795 da Ebenezer Mott, quindi venduta a John Haight Jr. nel 1802. La struttura, due case combinate,
Founding Families Marker and the Philip Hart House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. Founding Families Marker and the Philip Hart House
una fu trasportata qui quando il frutteto degli Haight fu urbanizzato per diventare Millbrook. Harts Village, un originario borgo nominato per la famiglia di Philip Hart, era un prospero centro manifatturiero lungo la strada alla destra del Wappingers Creek, che provvedeva l'energia per importanti e lucrosi mulini. L'acquerello di Jonathan Thorne (1817) rappresenta la casa di Philip Hart con le pertinenze ed uno dei suoi mulini. Oggi Harts Village è parte di Millbrook. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Location. 41° 47.261′ N, 73° 41.739′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and North Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Gandy Dancers” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life’s Little Pleasures (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph’s Church (about 700 feet away); Millbrook Bicentennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Stock and For Sale (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millbrook, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Downstreet” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
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 Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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