There's an interesting story behind the name of the county.

Each county in the Hudson Valley is different and unique in their own way, whether it's the different types of restaurants they have, shops, people or their actual name and meaning.

Putnam County is a beautiful spot and it's filled with great towns like Mahopac, Patterson, Brewster, Cold Spring and more. I know I have, but have you ever really wondered how Putnam County got its name? Well...how about we find out.

How did Putnam County, NY get its name?

According to sources, Putnam County received its name from Israel Putnam who was an American Revolutionary General and he was also a hero in the French and Indian War. Putnam started out as a farmer and then saw service for may years. The county was created back in 1812, so it's safe to say that it has been here for a long time.

So now we know how Putnam County got is name. What else is there to know about Putnam County?

Some people look at this as a good thing, but others look at it like it's a bad thing, you can decide. Putnam County was named one of the most affluent counties in America. Not surprising, but it's really expensive to live anywhere around here. It's no secret that beautiful areas do come with a pretty hefty price tag.

I'd love to know, what's your favorite thing about Putnam County? What are other cool facts about the area? Let us know on the station app.

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Since we are talking about the area, here's a once popular hotel that had a very sad ending:

What Remained of Brown's Hotel (COPY)

Take an eerie peak into what the former Brown's Hotel looked like a few years after the tragic fire.

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