The Hudson river valley has a rich history and dates back to pre-revolutionary times. This area has early industrial and agricultural history. An old scythe factory's foundation remains on the banks of Shekomeko creek. The extended Duxbury family first purchased the property in the late 18th century and built the original farmhouse in 1796.
Pine Plains, a busier town in the civil war era had 3 railroads lines converging in this small upstate New York hamlet. John Hedges, a part of the extended Duxbury family, even operated the general store, and main store of the county in Pine Plains in the early 1900's.
The property has been used as a dairy farm and was repurchased by Paul C. Duxbury D.D.S. in 1929 after escaping the stock market crash. Since then the property has been the home and retreat of 4 generations of the Duxbury family.