The most pronounced of these upfolded strata in New York form the low Shawangunk mountains, which descend, toward the S.E., to a lowland region of folded strata of limestone, slate and other rocks in Orange and Dutchess counties.
From Tuckahoe, Westchester county, has been taken white marble, used in some of the finest buildings in New York City, and a similar marble is obtained ih Putnam and Dutchess counties.
JAMES KIRKE PAULDING (1778-1860), American writer and politician, was born in Dutchess county, New York, on the 22nd of August 1778.
From 1841 until his death on the 6th of April 1860 he lived near Hyde Park, in Dutchess county, New York.
FISHKILL LANDING, or Fishkill-On-The-Hudson, a village of Fishkill township, Dutchess county, New York, U.S.A., about 58 m.
Georg Michael Weiss (c. 1700-c. 1762), a graduate of Heidelberg, ordained and sent to America by the Upper Consistory of the Palatinate in 1727, organized a church in Philadelphia; preached at Skippack; worked in Dutchess and Schoharie counties, New York, in 1731-46; and then returned to his old field in Pennsylvania.
ALONZO POTTER (1800-1865), American bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Beekman (now La Grange), Dutchess county, New York, on the 6th of July 1800.
He died on the 23rd of May 1836 at Montgomery Place, Dutchess county, New York, an estate left him by his sister, to which he had removed in 1831.
POUGHKEEPSIE, a city and the county-seat of Dutchess county, New York, U.S.A., and on the east bank of the Hudson river, 73 m.
Shore of Lake Ontario and in Dutchess and Ulster counties in the Hudson Valley.