Putnam Valley, New York

Putnam Valley, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Putnam Valley, New York
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subdivision_name2 = Putnam
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area_total_km2 = 111.4
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area_total_sq_mi = 43.0
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 10686
population_density_km2 = 99.7
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 10579
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Putnam Valley is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 10,686 at the 2000 census. Its location is far northeast from New York City.

The Town of Putnam Valley is in the southwest part of Putnam County. Putnam Valley calls itself the "Town of Lakes."

Putnam Valley is the birthplace of actor Tom Welling, best known for his role as Clark Kent on the TV series "Smallville". In the past real estate mogul Donald Trump bought land in Putnam Valley and later donated it to the State; in 2006 it was renamed Donald J. Trump State Park.

The Sopranos episode Soprano Home Movies in season 6 was shot on Lake Oscawana.

David Amram resided in Putnam Valley for many decades, as did Jim Steinman.

Malcolm X was filmed also here as well as the highway chase scene in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

Dr Ruth Westheimer has a house on the lake and is quite the attraction at the Putnam Valley Market.

Putnam Valley is home to the 2005 Girls Field Hockey Class B League, Section, Regional, and State Champions


In 1697, the Highland Patent was granted to Adolph Philipse. The first settlers arrived around 1740.

The Town of Putnam Valley, incorporated in 1839 as the "Town of Quincy," when it was separated from the Town of Philipstown, and it took the name "Putnam Valley" in 1840 as a result of inhabitants being unfavorably impressed with John Quincy Adams.

In 1861, a small part of the Town of Carmel was added to Putnam Valley.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.0 square miles (111.4 km²), of which, 41.4 square miles (107.2 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it (3.72%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Westchester County.

The Taconic State Parkway passes through eastern part of the town.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,686 people, 3,676 households, and 2,874 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.2 people per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 4,253 housing units at an average density of 102.7/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.54% White, 1.60% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 1.28% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.

There were 3,676 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $72,938, and the median income for a family was $82,576. Males had a median income of $56,976 versus $36,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,215. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Putnam Valley

*Adams Corners -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
*Bullet Hole -- A hamlet by the east town line.
*Christian Corners -- A hamlet north of Oscawana Lake.
*Crofts Corners -- A hamlet in the south half of the town.
*Dennytown -- A hamlet near the west town line.
*Gilbert Corners -- A hamlet west of Oscawana Lake.
*Clarence Fahnestock State Park -- A state park partly in the north part of the town.
*California Hill State Forest
*Lake Peekskill -- A hamlet near the south town line by a body of water called Lake Peekskill.
*Oscawana Corners -- A hamlet south of Oscawana Lake.
*Oscawana Lake -- A lake in the center of the town.
*Putnam Lake
*Putnam Valley -- The hamlet of Putnam Valley is near the south town line.
*Tompkins Corners -- A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
*Sunnybrook -- A hamlet by the southwest shore of Oscawanna Lake.
*Roaring Brook Lake -- A hamlet around Roaring Brook Lake, east of the Taconic State Parkway

ee also

* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/putnamfreecycle/ Putnam Freecycle Yahoo Group]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PlanPutnam/?yguid=70883672 Plan Putnam Yahoo Group]
* [http://www.planputnam.org/ Plan Putnam]
* [http://www.putnamvalleyarts.com/ Putnam Valley Arts]
* [http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS10 LOHUD (Journal News)]
* [http://putnamvalley.com/phpBB/index.php Putnam Valley Bulletin Board]
* [http://www.topix.net/city/putnam-valley-ny Putnam Valley News]


External links

* [http://www.putnamvalley.com Town of Putnam Valley, NY]
* [http://pvcsd.org/index.php Putnam Valley Central School District]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/put-putnamvally-ny.htm History of Putnam Valley]
* [http://www.putnamvalleylibrary.org/ Putnam Valley Free Library]
* [http://www.putnamcountyny.com/ Putnam County Online]
* [http://www.putnamvalleyambulance.org/ Putnam Valley Ambulance]

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