Dutchess County

Dutchess County Courthouse
Dutchess County Courthouse
Postcard mailed in 1907
Dutchess County Courthouse
Postcard mailed in 1907
Dutchess County Courthouse
Postcard made of leather, undated, unmailed
Dutchess County Courthouse
Postcard decorated for NY State Firemen’s Convention, 1909
Dutchess County Courthouse
Postcard mailed in 1913
Albany County Courthouse
Present day

Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

Built in 1903

Houses Supreme, County, and Surrogate's Courts

Ninth Judicial District

Architect: William J. Beardsley of Poughkeepsie

On this site in 1788, in an earlier courthouse, New York ratified the United States Constitution

Source: "Survey of Court Facilities in New York State," NYS Office of Court Administration. 1981 pg. 446



Dutchess County Legal History

The County Legal History Project of the Historical Society of the New York Courts was launched to document the local legal history of the counties of New York State: the legal figures, cases and events that helped shape the histories of these places.

Learn more about the courthouses and legal history of Dutchess County here.