Beacon, NY

(845) 838-5000


Beacon is a city located in Dutchess CountyNew YorkUnited States. The 2010 census placed the city total population at 15,541.[1] Beacon is part of thePoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, New York–New JerseyConnecticutPennsylvania Combined Statistical Area. It was named to commemorate the historic beacon fires that blazed forth from the summit of the Fishkill Mountains to alert the Continental Army about British troop movements.

The area occupied as Beacon was originally settled as the villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing in 1709, which were among the first communities in the county. Beacon is located in the southwest corner of Dutchess County in the Mid-Hudson Region, approximately 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany, New York, and approximately 65 miles (105 km) north of New York City. Back to the Hudson Valley Front Page.


  • Main St. (Beacon)
  • Mount Beacon
  • Beacon Post Office
  • Long Dock Park
  • Newburgh-Beacon Bridge