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Welcome to Brewster ...

The village of Brewster is located in Putnam County<1>.

The location of Brewster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brewster has a population of 2,337 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brewster.

Brewster is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brewster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brewster is within the boundaries of the (845) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brewster had an population of 2,337 people. This is a decrease of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brewster had a population of 2,390 people. This makes Brewster the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Brewster represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 818th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,390 people, the population of Brewster increased 10.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,162 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brewster.

Adding Brewster to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Brewster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Brewster elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brewster on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brewster on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brewster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Brewster - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brewster.

Communities near Brewster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brewster.

  • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Brewster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<6>
  • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Brewster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
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    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Brewster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,294 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Yorktown [Westchester County]
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    • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Brewster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
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      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Fishkill [Dutchess County]
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      • East Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newtown [Fairfield County]
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      • Newtown [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<6>
    • New Milford [Litchfield County]
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      • New Milford [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Milford
    • Wappinger [Dutchess County]
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      • Wappinger [Dutchess County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger
    • Ridgefield [Fairfield County]
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      • Ridgefield [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Brewster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brewster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brewster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brewster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brewster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brewster. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brewster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brewster ...

Looking for more information about Brewster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brewster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brewster.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brewster. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountyny.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Putnam, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brewster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brewster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brewster) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brewster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brewster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brewster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3972, Longitude: -73.6156       In this case, the coordinates for Brewster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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