Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fall Kill
400 Years of History
Background photograph courtesy of Linda T. Hubbard, local photographer.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 42.635′ N, 73° 56.571′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) Ό mile east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the south railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 9/10 mile west of the Parker Avenue parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mid-Hudson Bridge Suspension Cables (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Ferry Landing (within shouting Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lange Rack (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge (about 500 feet away); The Clearwater (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
More about this marker. Originally built in 1889, today the repurposed Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge carries a scenic pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River.
Also see . . .
1. Fall Kill (Wikipedia). The Fall Kill is a creek in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The creek begins in the towns of Hyde Park and Clinton, flows southward through the town and city of Poughkeepsie, and drains into the Hudson River. (Submitted on February 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Poughkeepsie, New York (Wikipedia). Industry flourished during the 19th century, including shipping, millineries, paper mills, and several breweries along the Hudson River. (Submitted on February 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.