Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Sylvan Lake Culture dating back to 10999 BC.
Many famous people are associated with these Dutchess County historic places including Lewis Mumford, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Watts De Peyster, Francis VI Bannerman and Campbell. Dr. Cornelius Nase.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Dutchess County places including Union Bridge Co., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson Downing, Henry Toombs, John F. O'Rourke, Wm. R. & Son Walker, Mohawk Construction Co. of Mohawk, Hendrick Winegar, J.A. Wood and Jackson & Rosencrans. Prominent architectural styles found in Dutchess Country are Italianate, Federal and Gothic Revival.