Poughkeepsie is a city in and the county seat of Duchess County, New York, located in the Hudson River Valley. It\’s midway between New York City (the state\’s largest city) and Albany, the state capital, and is named after the Native American name for its location (literally, the reed-covered lodge by the little water place). As of 2000, the population in Poughkeepsie was roughly 622,000.
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It was founded in 1687 by a Dutch explorer by the name of Baltus Barent van Kleeck, who built the first house in the future location of the city in 1702. A town quickly grew around it, and it served as the meeting place for the delegates of New York State to meet and ratify the new United States Constitution in 1788. It was a major center for whaling and industry, and continues in this trend today.
Like many other cities in the state of New York, Poughkeepsie has a humid continental climate, with average highs during the summer months topping out at around 82 degrees, while overnight lows drop to around 60 degrees. In the winter the weather gets more severe, with average highs in the thick of winter hovering around 34 and overnight lows dropping to around 21 degrees or so.
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