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Pawling (T)

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Pawling is a town in Dutchess County, New York, USA. The town is named after Catherine Pawling, the daughter of Henry Beekman, who held the second largest land patent in the county. The Town of Pawling is in the southeast part of the county. The population was 7,521 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 116.5 square kilometers. In the town the population was spread out with 25.3 percent under the age of 18, 5.3 percent from 18 to 24, 29.3 percent from 25 to 44, 24.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
A part of the town was involved in a boundary problem involving New York and Connecticut. A section of the town, the Oblong, was settled by Quakers in the 18th century, probably around 1720. The Quaker meeting house is still standing today, and opens for visitors. George Washington established his headquarters in the town for two months. The town was founded in 1788, but part of the town was used to form the town of Dover in 1807. In December of 1972, a severe fire at a Plutonium fabrication plant in Pawling caused an undisclosed amount of plutonium to be scattered within and beyond the grounds, resulting in the plant's permanent shutdown. The oldest public golf course in the United States, the Dutcher Golf Course, is also is in Pawling, and still in use.
Pawling is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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