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Carmel (T)

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Carmel is a town located in Putnam County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 33,006. It is the county seat of Putnam County. The town of Carmel is on the south border of the county. The town hall is in Mahopac. Guideposts magazine, founded by Norman Vincent Peale, is headquartered in Carmel.
The town was first settled around 1740. Carmel was established from part of the town of Kent. In 1861, a small part of Carmel was taken to be added to the town of Putnam Valley. Carmel is the home of former professional wrestler and manager for the WWF, World Wrestling Entertainment Captain Lou Albano. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 105.4 square kilometers, out of  which 93.5 square kilometers is covered by land and 11.9 square kilometers is covered by water.
The Putnam County Courthouse is located on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, and is historic for several reasons. It was built in 1814 and the jail was added in 1855. There was one hanging in 1844 and it is today the second oldest working courthouse in New York State. Putnam County has plans in the works to construct a new courthouse, but the existing courthouse must be recognized for its historical significance. The structure is almost two hundred years old. The four main pillars represent classic architecture that is no longer used in modern construction.
Presently, Carmel experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent towns, as a great alternative for residence.

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