Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Poughkeepsie, the capital of Duchess county, New York, United States, America, lies on the left bank of the Hudson river, 73 miles N. of New-York. Founded by the Dutch at the beginning of the 18th century, it received its city charter in 1854. There are good public buildings, an opera-house, and fine public library. The observatory connected with Vassar College enjoys high repute. Among local industries may be reckoned iron-founding, brewing, glass-making, and pottery.