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Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York is located in New York
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Town Red Hook
154 ft (47 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 845
GNIS feature ID 942492

Annandale-on-Hudson is a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York, United States, in the Hudson Valley in the town of Red Hook, across the Hudson River from Kingston. The hamlet consists mainly of the Bard College campus.


Despite its tiny geographic coverage, there is significant history rooted in Annandale-on-Hudson. Blithewood, a mansion originally designed by an alumnus of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White for Andrew Zabriskie in 1899, was donated to Bard College in 1951 by the Zabriskie family. The Blithewood mansion now houses the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College. The Manor Estate is another historical mansion located on campus.

Bard College resident-archaeologist Christopher Lindner has done extensive research on local history, including predominantly Native Americans and Dutch settlers, as well as the old money that used to reside in the area.

The American jazz-rock group Steely Dan formed at Bard in the era when Chevy Chase and Blythe Danner attended, and make reference to being so angry about the college refusing to bail one of their girlfriends out after a raid by local police that they reference it in the song "My Old School" from their 1973 album Countdown to Ecstasy.

Annandale-on-Hudson is the fictional hometown of the X-Men character Jean Grey in Marvel Comics.


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