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Philipstown (T)

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The town of Philipstown is a town located in the western part of Putnam County, New York, USA. The population was 9,422 at the 2000 census. The town was first settled around 1715. Established in 1788 as one of the three original towns in what is now Putnam County, the town of Philipstown's main population centers are the village of Cold Spring, Garrison, and the village of Nelsonville. In 1806, part of the town was used to form the town of Fishkill. Putnam Valley was part of Philipstown until 1839, and a small portion of the town north of Putnam Valley was transferred to Kent in 1877.
Geographically according to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 133.4 square kilometers, from which 126.5 square kilometers of its area is land and 7.0 square kilometers is covered by water. The western border is the Hudson River with Orange County on the opposite shore. The north town line is Dutchess County, and the south town line is Westchester County.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.0 percent under the age of 18, 4.9 percent from 18 to 24, 28.5 percent from 25 to 44, 29.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
There are many popular Communities and locations in Philipstown such as Bear Mountain Bridge, Constitution Island, Fahnestock State Park and many more. Presently, Philipstown 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.

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